2nd 2CeVau Workshop: Cybersecurity Challenges of the 5G Corridors (24/06/2021) 

The 2nd 2CeVau Workshop will take place online (through Webex) on Thursday 24 of June, CET 08:00 – 11:00. The tittle of the Workshop is “Cybersecurity Challenges of the 5G Corridors” and it will gather several important speakers and technical experts from various national authorities, european projects and stakeholders. The workshop is divided in two sessions. The first session involves speeches focusing on the policy that is applied on 5G corridors. The second session will focus on various technical issues based on several European projects that perform research on that field. The scope of the project is to demonstrate the research that is carried out on 5G corridors during this period in Greece. For this reason, the workshop is fully supported by the Ministry of Digital Policy of Greece and will be conducted in the greek language. 

More details can be found in the workshop’s agenda.

More Plenary Meetings

Three more 2CeVau plenary meetings have been successfully organized during the last six months. It should be mentioned that all the plenary meeting were held online (using the Skype tele-conferencing software), following the Covid-19 health safety instructions and assembly avoidance.

  • The 6th 2CeVau plenary meeting was held online on the 3rd of September 2020.
  • The 7th 2CeVau plenary meeting was held online on the 6th of November 2020.
  • The 8th 2CeVau plenary meeting was held online on the 7th of January 2021.

Many representatives from the three partners participated in all these online events, which involved interesting presentations and critical discussions focusing on the project’s progress

The 2CeVau Workshop

The 2CeVau workshop (milestone M10) was organized during the project month 17 i.e., December 2020 as an online event (due to COVID-19 measures). The workshop took place in conjunction with the well-established ITS Hellas Conference (as originally scheduled, see part D of the action) which gathered an important size of attendees i.e., more than 350 registered participants. Based on its rich agenda (see below), the 2CeVau workshop efficiently facilitated the dissemination of the project concept and achievements in a broad stakeholders’ community. Despite the belayed start, coming after a dense program of the ITS Hellas conference, the workshop attracted the interest of 26 – 42 online participants (in the course of its time duration).

Activity 2 Completion

Activity 3 of the 2CeVau project was successfully completed. This activity aimed at performing vulnerability assessment, threat and attack modelling. The first milestone M5 of the activity was submitted to INEA and EC on the 31st of January 2020 with the tilttle “Μ5 – “Vulnerability analysis, Threat analysis and Attack modeling: focus on GR-BG-SRB 5G corridor use cases”. The report involved the complete assessment methodology applied in the use cases of the 5G corridor. It included the results of task 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3. The second milestone M6 of activity 3 was submitted to INEA and EC on the 31st of October 2020 with the tittle “Μ6 – Specification of Security controls and countermeasures (focus on GR-BG-SRB 5G corridor use cases).” The report contains a list of security services, controls and countermeasures that can be used to mitigate the threats and protect the system from possible attacks. It included the work of task 3.4.

Participation in the EU CCAMSingle Platform

Dr. Maliatsos (Technical Manager of the 2CeVau) participated in the EU CCAM Single Platform virtual meeting that took place online on the 15th of October 2020, in the Working group “WG5 Cybersecurity and Access to Data”.

Invited speech in FuSaCom 2020

Furthermore, Dr. Pantazopoulos was invited as a special guest speaker in the Functional Safety Community (FuSaCom) online event that took place on the 28th of September 2020. Dr. Pantazopoulos gave a virtual oral presentation on “Risk Analysis and Security Assurance in Connected Vehicles”, focusing on the research work that is carried out in the 2CeVau project.

Participation in CyberSec ITSC2020

Dr. Pantazopoulos represented the 2CeVau project in the 23rd virtual IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems 2020 that was held online on the 20-23rd of September. He specifically participated in the CyberSec Workshop and gave a speech on “Risk Analysis and Security Assurance in Connected Vehicles: The SAFERtec and 2CeVau approach”.

5th Plenary Meeting with Advisory Board

Since we are close to the completion of the first year of the 2CeVau project, the 5th 2CeVau plenary meeting was held online on the 9th of July 2020 with the participation of the Advisory Board members (Mr. George Stefanopoulos from EEKT, Mr. Rossen Naydenov from ENISA #enisa and Dr. Dimitris Mitropoulosfrom GRNET). The consortium presented to the Advisory board members all the research and management actions that have been carried out until now. Fruitful discussions took place after the presentation of each activity. 

4th Plenary Meeting

Following the Covid-19 health safety instructions and assembly avoidance, the 4th 2CeVau plenary meeting was held online on the 4th of June 2020. The consortium discussed all current activities focusing on ACT. 4, and more specifically on the Evaluation – Penetration tests and the design of the Security Assessment Toolkit.

Invited Talk in CyberSec-ITSC2020

Dr. P. Pantazopoulos (from ICCS) was invited to give a talk in the CyberSec-ITSC2020 conference that will take place on 20-23 of September 2020 in Rhodes, Greece. Dr. Pantazopoulos will present the most significant achievements of the 2CeVau research investigations in a speech which will be entitled “Risk Analysis and Security Assurance in Connected Vehicles: The SAFERtec and 2CeVau approach”. https://cybersec-itsc2020.isi.gr/ 

3rd Plenary Meeting

The 3rd 2CeVau plenary meeting was hosted by ICCS at the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens) Library premises on the 10th of February 2020. Many representatives from the three partners participated in a full-day event. The consortium discussed all current activities focusing on the progress of milestone M5 report.   

2nd plenary meeting

The 2nd 2CeVau plenary meeting took place in the Telecommunications Systems Laboratory of University of Piraeus on the 5th of December. Many representatives from the three partners participated in a full-day event which involved interesting presentation and critical discussions focusing on the project’s progress.

2CeVau Participation in the EU CCAM Cybersecurity Working Group

Dr. Maliatsos (Technical Manager of the 2CeVau) participated in the EU CCAM Single Platform that took place in Brussels on the 3rd of December. Dr. Maliatsos gave an oral presentation (overview of the 2CeVau project) in the Cybersecurity working group WG5 – Access to and exchange of data & Cybersecurity.

Activity 2 Completion

Activity 2 of the 2CeVau project was successfully completed. The activity mainly involved the definition of the use case scenarios for the EV/connected vehicle for the GR-BG-SRB 5G corridor. The milestone M4 report was submitted to INEA and EC on the 30th of November 2019 with the tittle “M4 – Usage scenarios and security implications in ITS Corridors (focus on GR-BG-SRB): Detailed specification of the 5G corridor use case for the provision of the ITS services for various levels of automation”.

Technical Manager Appointment

Dr. Konstantinos Maliatsos was appointed by the Steering Committee as the Technical Manager of the 2CeVau project.

Kick-off Meeting

The 2CeVau consortium consists of three eligible partners, involving two prestigious ICT research institutes, i.e. University of Piraeus Research Center – UPRC and Institute of Communication and Computer Systems – ICCS and the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance (HMDP). The kick-off meeting took place in the Telecommunications Systems Laboratory of University of Piraeus on the 30th of September. Many representatives from the three partners participated in a full-day event which involved interesting presentations and critical discussions focusing on the project’s progress.