Update of our participation in EU Research Projects

Our team, which operates under the University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC), is currently working on the following projects, that are funded by the EU Programmes of Horizon H2020 and Horizon Europe.


The overarching goal of INCOGNITO (IdeNtity verifiCatiOn with privacy-preservinG credeNtIals for anonymous access To Online services) is to combine state-of-the-art technologies in a platform that will allow users to easily understand what is needed to access online services with respect to their privacy and be able to prove specific attributes of their identity or their whole identity.

We are the coordinator of this project which builds on top of the ReCRED project which has been also successfully coordinated again by UPRC. The System Security Laboratory (SSL) of UPRC has close and intense collaboration with commercial, industrial and public organizations providing specialized scientific expertise and innovation to improve and enhance products and services.


SECONDO will support professionals who seek cyber security investments, developed to support human decision making, and a complete well-founded security strategy. This is a timely research problem, as the rapid growth of cyber-attacks is expected to continue its upwards trajectory. Such growth presents a prominent threat to normal business operations and the EU society itself. On the other hand, an interesting, well-known, finding is that an organisation’s computer systems may be less secure than a competitor’s, despite having spent more money in securing them. Budget setting, cyber security investment choices and cyber insurance, in the face of uncertainties, are highly challenging tasks with massive business implications.

We are the coordinator of this project and we have a close and intense collaboration with commercial, industrial and public organizations providing specialized scientific expertise and innovation to improve and enhance products and services. We are working together to design and thoroughly describe the proposed methodologies & contribute to their software development.


The ERATOSTHENES project envisions to develop a decentralized and contextual Trust and Identity Management Framework for resource-restricted IoT environments following a self-sovereign approach. The project intends to enable the automated lifecycle monitoring of the devices, strengthening trust, identities, and resilience in the entire IoT ecosystem, supporting the enforcement of the NIS directive, GDPR, and Cybersecurity Act.

  • We are leading the design and implementation of the following components of the ERATOSTHENES’ platform:
    Trust Manager & Broker: an MQTT-based publish-subscribe system that enables ERATOSTHENES services and IoT devices to receive data for trust evaluation.
  • IoT devices Network Enrollment Mechanism: SSI-based network enrollment mechanism for IoT devices.


ENTRUST aims to tackle the lack of cybersecurity implementations in connected medical devices. Its trust management architecture manages the entire lifecycle of CMDs, starting from formally verified design-time trust models, and risk assessment processes to secure lifecycle procedures and real-time conformity certificates based on novel runtime attestation mechanisms and distributed ledgers.

One crucial responsibility of ours is to contribute to the design of a reference architecture that can provide a framework for the project’s various components. We will also need to provide input into the development of the blockchain architecture, including the design of smart contracts, and authentication and authorisation via Verifiable Credentials. Furthermore, we will need to assist in the stream monitoring and tracing at runtime attestation using eBPF, as well as AI-based analysis. Finally, the we will contribute to dissemination and communication activities.


CHRISS ensures a significantly advanced time synchronisation by offering the first on the market, integrated into one device, Galileo-based timing distribution and synchronisation solution, making the critical infrastructure more resilient, available, accurate, reliable, and secure. Its high precision time distribution feature offers synchronisation accuracy at the nanosecond level. The above-mentioned functionalities position the CHRISS solution as a high-end, safe, and secured GNSS-based time distribution solution that is the perfect choice to be used for the purposes of telecommunication networks, especially 5G and microcells synchronization. It will be integrated with the network elements (NE) of the telecommunications infrastructure.

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