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November 27, 2012

NSHIELD consortium to develop new security platform to protect embedded system domains

The project is aimed at developing a standard embedded systems application platform that assures the security and privacy of communications and transmissions whilst offering improved privacy to the user.

By CBR Staff Writer

The nSHIELD consortium, a joint R&D effort of seven EU countries is planning to develop a new security platform to enhance security aspects in the next generation of embedded systems to assure dependability, security and data privacy in several embedded applications.

The consortium includes seven EU countries: Italy, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Norway and Sweden, in addition to European firms, universities and research centres.

The project is aimed at developing a standard embedded systems application platform that assures the security and privacy of communications and transmissions whilst offering improved privacy to the user.

Expected to reduce risks linked to the design and the functionality of the systems, the project will offer a secure framework to deal both with the data within embedded applications and the information conveyed through private networks and the internet.

The project also includes creation of new security, privacy & dependability (SPD) technologies that improve the reusability of existing embedded systems and increase their integration with other systems to enhance them, which could reduce costs and time ofdeigning embedded applications.

The resulting platform will be initially tested in railway and aviation sectors, in social network and mobility settings, and in applications related to face and voice recognition.

Being performed as part of the ARTEMIS European Technology Platform, the nSHIELD project has reached second milestone by presenting the reference architecture and its requirements.

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