Safety and Security

Cybersecurity reinvented

SPARTA is supported by the European H2020 programme.

With one of the world’s most advanced and multicultural research ecosystems, the European Union possesses the resources needed to meet the challenges of digital security. The SPARTA research initiative was created with this in mind, a network that is pursuing an ambitious plan for research and innovation in the field of computer and network security. With its research results and innovations, SPARTA will continue to safeguard Europe’s strategic autonomy.

SPARTA brings together a unique group of players at the interface of scientific excellence, technological innovation and social sciences in the area of cybersecurity. The comprehensive H2020 Initiative aims to change the way future research is carried out in this sensitive and system-relevant area. SPARTA is also pursuing the goal of creating a permanent research community that will work closely together to develop solutions for improved cybersecurity and the prevention of cyber crime.

Individual teams of experts will bundle their know-how, collaborate closely and develop joint lines of research. The formation of globally-leading European centers of competence will play a key role in this effort. As a committed member of the constantly-growing consortium of 44 partners from across Europe, fortiss will support SPARTA through its own research activities in all areas highly crucial to Europe’s sovereignty.

fortiss, a research institute of the Free State of Bavaria, is primarily responsible for the areas of functional safety and IT security and is developing a toolkit for a highly-secure, intelligent infrastructure. Field of competence manager Dr. Vivek Nigam and his team are developing computer-supported methods and processes for the systematic integration of functional safety and IT security in the area of software and systems development.

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