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GFT Italia
ATOS
IBM
FUJITSU
HDI
SIA
JRC
nexi
Zanasi & Partners
NRS
CNR
ORT
CINI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
UTI
Singular Logic
Liber Bank
Wirecard
CCA
Innov-acts
FBK
Alpha Bank

FINSEC, (Integrated Framework for Predictive and Collaborative Security of Financial Infrastructures), is a flagship project which will develop, demonstrate and bring to market an integrated, intelligent, collaborative and predictive approach to the security of critical infrastructures in the financial sector. To this end, FINSEC will introduce, implement and validate a novel reference architecture for integrated physical and cyber security of critical infrastructures, which will enable handling of dynamic, advanced and asymmetric attacks, while at the same time boosting financial organizations’ compliance to security standards and regulations. As a result, FINSEC will provide a blueprint for the next generation security systems for the critical infrastructures of the financial sector.

The infrastructures of the financial sector are nowadays more critical, sophisticated and interconnected than ever before, which makes them increasingly vulnerable to security attacks. Despite increased awareness, most security measures remain fragmented and static and are thus inappropriate for confronting sophisticated and asymmetric attacks.Overall the state of the art security systems and measures in financial organisations exhibit the following limitations: a lack of integration between physical and cyber security systems; poor handling of asymmetric security attacks, including advanced cyber threats; difficulty in compliance with emerging standards and regulations; lack of adequate stakeholders' collaboration; coupling of security systems and processes with business systems and processes.

FINSEC considers the critical infrastuctures of the financial sector as large-scale cyber-physical systems, which must be protected based on a holistic approach that considers both physical security risks and cyber-security risks, along with their interrelationships, interactions and cascading effects across the financial services supply chain. FINSEC will introduce a novel, standards-based Reference Architecture (RA) for combined cyber and physical security of critical infrastructures in the financial services industry. This reference architecture will be integrated, as it will consider critical infrastructures as cyber-physical systems, while integrating technologies and measures for cyber and physical security. It will be driven by standards for cyber security and physical security in general (e.g. ISO 27000 and ISO 28000) and financial services standards (e.g. ISO/TC 68/SC 2). Mechanism for intelligent and adaptive monitoring and data collection will be difined taking in account the physical-cyber security context. It will be both collaborative and participatory as it will allow all participating stakeholders to collaborate in vulnerability assessment, risk analysis, threatidentification and more.

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PLASMA

Innovate UK
Vinci Construction UK
SKANSKA
BRE
nPlan

Developing a Proof Of Concept version of an integrated construction process planning and supply chain management toolkit for the efficient delivery of BIM-based DFMA building designs. Built on blockchain it will improve construction productivity across the UK sector.

Digital Identity

Barclays
The City UK
Standard Chartered
Alias Lab UK

Working with global financial institutions and technology companies to develop proof of concepts to support KYC/AML checks for individual and corporate on-boarding.

Technology Watch and Expert Missions

Innovate UK

AI and Cyber Security Missions as representatives of the United Kingdom Government to Canada, Israel, United States of America and Singapore. Working with Innovate UK

Then other projects completed include traceability and provenance in the food and timber industries