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INTERSCT. and dcypher

INTERSCT. is basically a network of centers of excellence that brings together research on cyber-security for  Internet-of-Things (IoT) launched by the INTERSECT-project, the largest cyber-security project ever granted by the Dutch national research council NWO. INTERSECT is a public private partnership of more than 40 partners from academia, industry, government and civil society working on a novel multidisciplinary approach to security for IoT. 

The digitalization of our society and economy has led to a dependency on information and communication technologies that comes with serious cyber security risks. The IoT is becoming a pervasive infrastructure of trillions of IoT devices seamlessly connecting the cyber and the physical worlds, and overseeing our lives and economy while being completely unmanageable from a security perspective. To secure something we cannot manage, we need to re-think the security paradigm, delegating part of the security management to the system that needs to autonomously adapt to the changing environment, while remaining under our supervision, and re-think all our security technologies accordingly. Through a multidisciplinary approach we aim at a paradigm shift; a new life cycle to engineer secure IoT system, along with incentives and instruments to adopt the new methods and results for manufactures, governments and citizens, thereby enabling the birth and the growth of an Internet of Secure Things.

More information about INTERSCT. or about the INTERSECT-project can be obtained from Harold Weffers, Program manager Cyber Security of Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,, +31 40 247 2526.


dcypher is an organisation supported by NWO that unites researchers, hackers, manufacturers, users and policy makers to increase knowledge and expertise in the Netherlands in the area of cybersecurity. dcypher takes care of bottom-up agenda setting and coordination of scientific and applied cyber security research and higher education. This means that research and education agendas are composed after broad consultation of the field (knowledge-institutions, enterprises, governments).

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