October, 2021

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Certifying the security and resilience of supply chain services

It is one year since our project started and we have quite a few things to celebrate! Multiple deliverables have been submitted to the European Commission for their review, we organized multiple events sharing our knowledge and findings and we participated in forums and conferences discussing our progress and learning from the one of other projects and initiatives. We also published our first papers and are heading fast to the development of our Minimum Viable Product. Below, we share an overview of what happened this year, with an emphasis to the most recent activities! Enjoy the reading and let us know if you would like more information related to any topic in particular or if you have any suggestions for us!


Public deliverables

Newsletter Oct 21 CYRENE

Our first public deliverable is available.

CYRENE’ s goal is to devise the methodologies, techniques and tools needed for the efficient evaluation and handling of security threats and vulnerabilities of all digital assets and infrastructures involved in the provision of critical Supply Chain services. On our roadmap to achieve this, we have created and submitted multiple deliverables so far.

Draft reports of public deliverables for open discussion are available and include:

  • Report 1: Supply Chain analysis and requirements
  • Report 2: Conformity/Certification Assessment scheme set-up
  • Report 3: Conformity Evaluation Process & Multi-Level Evidence-Driven Supply Chain Risk Assessment

    See more here.

Events: 2 Info Days, a summer school and a Hackathon

By the end of last month we organized our first Info Day, led by our partner: Fundación Valenciaport, where we shared information with the audience about our work, as well as about our pilot cases. All the material used can be found here. During the same month we sponsored the organization of the CyberHOT summer school, attended by more than 70 people focusing on hands-on cybersecurity learning. Find out more here. By the end of the month were ready with our second Info Day and our Hackathon. More information about these events will be shared in our next newsletter together with highlights from all the presentations. We can’t help not mentioning though how proud we are of our Hackathon participants!

They all came up with great results but unfortunately, we had to choose a winning team. That was Hacker Storms consisting of Vasiliki Georgara, Giorgos Pantelis and Gina Hatzimarkaki. Congratulations to everyone and we hope to see you in the following events as well!

CYRENE Hackathon


Every month we make sure to write a blog and share our thoughts and insights. We would be glad to hear your opinion on the subjects we touch. Check below our latest blogs and let us know your point of view on the topics either via our contact form or by reaching out to us via our social media accounts. All our blogs can be found here.

Attack graphs in cyber security

Example of an attack graph

The frequency of cyber attacks and the possible damages they can cause, demand systematic and reliable approaches to address security issues. A highly valuable method that is preventing the occurrence of attacks, by exploiting vulnerabilities and detecting those attack scenarios that are most likely to happen, is “attack graphs”.

Read more about it here.

Conformity assessment in Automotive Supply Chains

Inbound Logistics - DAF vehicle

An automobile manufacturer purchases and consumes components from several auto parts suppliers for the vehicle assembly and for complex auto parts. In particular, the manufacturer requires several thousands of components (and even more different variants and part numbers) that are assembled to the vehicle for the production of automobiles. For the assembly plants, the network of suppliers provides more than 4000 components, which are transported, managed and finally assembled in the vehicles.

Read more about it here.

Conformity assessment in Port Supply Chains

The Supply Chain Service (SCS) in the transportation domain refers to the movement of products from one location to another as it makes its way from the supplier to the customer, and through all the intermediary stages. Several public and private companies are involved in the SCS such as manufacturers, freight forwarders, road hauliers, shipping lines, terminal operators, port authorities, customs, etc. in various ways.

Read more about it here.

Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in EU funded projects

Artificial Intelligence image

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the aim or the enabler in many ongoing EU-funded projects and upcoming Calls for proposals. On the EU level, AI is perceived as the key element of economic growth and competitiveness. AI is one of the most important applications of the digital economy based on the processing of data. At the same time, the human and ethical implications of AI and its impact on various research areas are being highlighted.

Read more about it here.

Find out more about our project here.

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Stay tuned!

CYRENE is an EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program funded under Grant Agreement No 952690.


Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}cyrene.eu
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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