R&D Project Involvement

Besides providing professional services for its customers, SEARCH-LAB also acts as a state-of-the-art research laboratory, and takes part in several national and international research programs.

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Research expertise

We are interested in joining initiatives in Horizon 2020 where security is critical, and an SME partner from Hungary would fit well to the consortium.

Research expertise and interests

Possible contributions to projects

  • Gadget and mobile device security, securing embedded systems
  • Software security, vulnerabilities, attack methods and protection techniques
  • DTV and conditional access security
  • Methods and tools for security evaluation, automated security testing
  • Digital Rights Management, copy protection
  • Trusted Computing platforms
  • IT security in cars / vehicles
  • Flinder smart fuzz testing tool
  • MEFORMA security evaluation methodology
  • SVRS vulnerability repository
  • Security feedback mechanism to enhance user trust in IT / Internet of Things
  • Distributed Denial of Service protection / IDS
  • SW security courses, training support  tools

Some recent research projects



ANIKETOS – Secure and trustworthy composite services (FP7 IP)

The ANIKETOS project focuses on secure and trustworthy composite services by establishing and maintaining trustworthiness and secure behavior in a constantly changing service environment of the Future Internet. The project will align existing and develop new technologies, methods, tools and security services that support the design-time creation and run-time dynamic behavior of composite services, addressing service developers, service providers and service end users.
The 3.5-year-long Large scale integrating project (IP) was named after Aniketos, the unconquerable Olympian god who presided over the defense of fortified towns and citadels. The consortium is coordinated by the Norwegian SINTEF, the largest Nordic independent research organization. The project team consists of 17 research groups from 10 countries, and includes large industrial players such as SAP or Italtel.

Read more at www.aniketos.eu


STANCE – A source code analysis toolbox for software security Assurance (FP7 STREP)

The objective of STANCE is to drive scientific and technological breakthroughs in the domain of software security. Over three years, STANCE will define, implement and validate a set of program analysis tools capable of verifying the security of complex software systems made in C, C++ and Java. STANCE proposes to build on existing assets: formal methods, state-of-the-art static and dynamic program analysis tools, security evaluation expertise, and industry-specific knowledge will be used and significantly extended. The resulting program analysis toolbox and supporting methods will increase the trustworthiness and the cost-effectiveness of existing security-oriented processes. These innovations will durably alter the domain of software security assurance, with broad consequences on its legal, societal, and economic aspects.

Read more at www.stance-project.eu

inter trust

INTER-TRUST – Interoperable Trust Assurance Infrastructure (FP7 STREP)

The main objective of the INTER-TRUST project is to develop a framework to support trustworthy services and applications in heterogeneous networks and devices based on the enforcement of interoperable and changing security policies.

Read more at www.inter-trust.eu


SecFutur – Design of secure and energy-efficient embedded systems for Future Internet applications (FP7 STREP)

The aim of SecFutur is to develop and establish a security engineering process for embedded systems, providing a set of implemented resource-efficient security building blocks, each addressing a specific complex non-functional requirement. The project will also provide a security engineering framework that supports the developers in integrating these building blocks into the overall engineering process.

The project was started on 1st May 2010 in cooperation with 9 partners from Europe and overseas, and will run for 3 years with the coordination of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT). The work is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission as a Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP) within the objective “Trustworthy ICT” of ICT theme (Call 5).

Read more at www.secfutur.eu


uTRUSTit – Usable TRUST in the Internet of Things (FP7 STREP)

The uTRUSTit project aims at guaranteeing transparency of security and reliability properties of the Internet of Things, while integrating the user directly in the trust chain. The results will enable system manufacturers and system integrators to express the underlying security concepts to the user in a well comprehensible way, allowing it to make valid judgments and informed decisions regarding the trustworthiness of such systems. The developed trust-feedback toolkit along with the design guidelines will allow the industry to implement real secure, usable and accessible IoT systems.

The consortium is composed of experienced security researchers, practitioners as well as simulation and usability laboratories from different parts of Europe. The project is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EC, and is a Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP) coordinated by the Austrian Center for Usability Research and Engineering (CURE).

Read more at www.utrustit.eu


nSHIELD – nSHIELD is a project co-funded by the ARTEMIS JOINT UNDERTAKING (Sub-programme SP6) focused on the research of SPD (Security, Privacy, Dependability) in the context of Embedded Systems.The nSHIELD project is, at the same time, a complement and significant technology breakthrough of pSHIELD, a pilot project funded in ARTEMIS Call 2009 as the first investigation towards the realization of the SHIELD Architectural Framework for Security, Privacy and Dependability (SPD). The roadmap, already started in the pilot project, will bring to address SPD in the context of Embedded Systems (ESs) as “built in” rather than as “add-on” functionalities, proposing and perceiving with this strategy the first step toward SPD certification for future ES.

Read more at www.newshield.eu


CPSwarm is a 36-months Research and Innovation Action (RIA) funded under H2020 call ICT-01-2016. The project defines a complete toolchain that enables the designer to set-up collaborative autonomous cyber-physical systems, test the swarm performance with respect to the design goal and massively deploy solutions on "reconfigurable" devices. The consortium is led by ISMB, a research and innovation centre based in Italy, and consists of 8 partners from a variety of relevant fields.

Read more at www.cpswarm.eu

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