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ARMOUR (Large-Scale Experiments of IoT Security & Trust)

Cyber Security / IoT & Agriculture

Large-scale and distributed systems are good examples where the experimental approach is necessary. Such systems are built using very advanced features that have several multi-level interlinks/dependencies, which make it very difficult to analyse and predict the system overall comportment. The runtime environments play a very important role in the overall performance and even different implementations of the same standard can impact their behaviour. Moreover, in large-scale distributed systems, the picture even more complex with the different resources potentially being heterogeneous, hierarchical, distributed or dynamic. Finally, failures, shared usages, etc. make the behaviour of large-scale distributed systems hard to predict.

The large-scale distributed Internet-of-Things (IoT) is a case where an experimentation (research) approach is required to have proper guarantee on its solutions. The central goal of the ARMOUR project is to perform large-scale experimentally-driven research as the way to provide properly tested Security & Trust solutions for large-scale IoT. The ARMOUR project is aimed at providing duly tested, benchmarked and certified Security & Trust technological solutions for large-scale IoT using upgraded FIRE large scale IoT/Cloud testbeds properly-equipped for Security & Trust experimentations.

In more details, ARMOUR will:

  • Enhance two outstanding FIRE testbeds (> 2700nodes; ~500users) with the ARMOUR experimentation toolbox for enabling large-scale IoT Security & Trust experiments;
  • Deliver six properly experimented, suitably validated and duly benchmarked methods and technologies for enabling Security & Trust in the large-scale IoT; and
  • Define a framework to support the design of Secure & Trusted IoT applications as well as establishing a certification scheme for setting confidence on Security & Trust IoT solutions.
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Project info

Call & reference : H2020- ICT- 688237
Starting date : 1/02/2016
Duration : 24 Months
Status : Completed

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