7 projects selected as part of Space Press – Cyber ​​PEPR

France has adopted a national cyber security strategy within the framework of the PIA4, in the context of the ever-evolving cyber threat and the global competition aimed at developing solutions to protect citizens, economic and institutional players. Goal: To triple the sector’s turnover by 2025, train more professionals and develop sovereign solutions as cyber security becomes more visible during health crises, through the expansion of telework and cyber attacks on key operators and organizations, in the latest panorama of cyber threats by ANSSI. Reported.

By supporting research activities at the highest global level, PEPR Cybersecurity will strengthen national efforts in this area and its results will feed further work on this strategy, such as the Cyber ​​Campus Transfer Program run by Ineria, as well as prototyping of sovereign solutions to project calls. Involves about 200 permanent researchers and teacher-researchers from CNRS, CEA, Inria, as well as 22 universities. 1 And big schools 2It uses a variety of disciplines: computer science, math, electronics, and signal processing to protect the three layers of cyberspace (hardware, software, data).

PEPR supports specific actions, in particular, with the implementation of targeted projects. Animation and knowledge transfer activities between academics and industrialists will also be implemented.

Seven primary target projects have been set up in the two areas. A call for projects launched in June and managed by ANR, will fund three additional projects

The first 7 target projects

Data security axis

Project iPOP (Interdisciplinary Project on the Protection of Personal Data) The goal is to study the privacy threats introduced by these new services and to design theoretical and technical solutions for privacy protection, consistent with French regulations and European standards that protect the quality of the user experience. . These solutions will be placed and evaluated not only on their technical aspects, but also on their legal and social acceptability aspects.

Project Secure computer The purpose of (calculation security) is to study cryptographic processes to ensure the security of data, during their transfer and during the entire storage period, but also during processing, despite the uncontrolled environment like the Internet. Cloud for hosting and processing.

Project Grace (Verification of security protocols) The goal is to allow the analysis of protocols between the specification of these protocols and the process of placing or deploying them at the implementation level. It will develop strategies and tools that allow for the implementation of solutions whose security will no longer be cyclically questioned.

Project DEFMAL (Malware Defense) aims to study malicious software / programs (malware, ransomware, botnets, etc.). This will lead to the development of new methods for analyzing malicious programs and will contribute to an overall interdisciplinary approach to the overall understanding of the malware ecosystem involving all the actors involved.

System Security Axis

Project Supervisor (Security Surveillance and Orchestration) Aimed at identifying, responding to, and remedying computer attacks, the issues are grouped together under the name “Security Surveillance”, which seeks to strengthen the immune system and remedy their flaws.

Project Safe Designing new tools that benefit from new digital technology to verify the absence of hardware and software vulnerabilities and to perform the required proof of compliance.

Project Arsene Integrate and structurally accelerate the research and development of sovereign and industrialized security solutions. The study of ASIC and FPGA exhibitors and the implementation of the integration of the developed bricks will make it possible to test and improve this research work in the final stages.

1. Sorbonne University; Western Britannia University; University of South Brittany; Lily University; Lorraine University; University of Montpellier; University of Renaissance 1; University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Evelins; University of Grenoble Alps; Jean Monnet St. Etienne University; University of Paris-Sacle.
2. ENS Renaissance; Insta Britney; ENS PSL; Urecom

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