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SOCCRATES delivers first results

On December 1st 2019, the first batch of SOCCRATES results was delivered on time. One of the results is the external website, which is now fully functional and on-line. Part of the deliverables are internal deliverables. This includes cooperation tools for project members, information platform for stakeholder group and advisory board and a project handbook. But there also two important external deliverables that can be found under the results page of the website:

  • D2.1 – SOCCRATES use cases definition & pilot sites requirements           
  • D8.2 – SOCCRATES dissemination plan

We are very happy that we are now up to speed and are very satisfied with these first deliverables. We look forward to the interesting activities and deliverables that will follow in the coming years.

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SOCCRATES has started

In 2018, the SOCCRATEs consortium submitted a proposal to work on security automation in H2020. This proposal was rewarded in December 2018 and after preparations have been completed, SOCCCRATES started on September 1st, 2019. SOCCRATES had its kick off meeting in the Hague on September 2nd and 3rd, where all partners assembled and the activities were started. The ‘vibe’ was already very good and all partners look forward to cooperate in this exciting venture, that will last three years until August 31st, 2022.

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ARES conference Canterbury 2019

International Workshop on Next Generation Security Operations Centers (NG-SOC 2019)

in conjunction with 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019)
August 26 – August 29, 2019, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Overview

The first SOCCRATES project workshop was organized within the ARES EU Project Symposium held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019). It took place on Monday, 26th of August 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

The workshop introduced the newly-awarded SOCCRATES project which aims to enable organisations to improve the resilience of their infrastructures and increase productivity and efficiency at the Security Operation Centres (SOCs). SOCCRATES will develop and implement a new security platform for SOC, which will significantly improve an organisation’s capability to quickly and effectively detect and respond to new cyber threats and ongoing attacks. 

The goal of this workshop was to create a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the challenges associated with operations of the SOCs and focus on research contributions that can be applied to address these challenges. Selected members of the SOCCRATES consortium presented their past and proposed project activities. The workshop was concluded with the open discussion on the major operational challenges that enterprises and SOC operators face and insights into promising research-based solutions.

Workshop Programme

The following presentations were given at the workshop:

  • The SOCCRATES Project: Motivation and Aims Reinder Wolthuis (TNO)
  • ACT: Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform Siri Bromander (Mnemonic)
  • Threat modelling and attack simulations with MAL and securiCAD Per Eliasson (Foreseeti)
  • Automated Response based on SecuriCAD recommendations Frank Fransen (TNO)
  • Anomaly Detection (DNS Ninja & ABC tool) Irina Chiscop (TNO)
  • Adversarial Machine Learning Ewa Piatkowska (AIT)

We concluded with the open discussion about future challenges for SOCs, moderated by Frank Fransen (TNO).

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