Information Security Assessment and Certification within Supply Chains

  • Henrique Santos, André da Silva Oliveira, Lúcia Soares
Cybersecurity threats have been on the rise lately, along with the digital revolution. In the industrial area and the supply chains, the disruptions that have already occurred require the search for solutions that minimize the impact of those threats without hampering the digital transformation, equally and globally recognized as bringing enormous benefits. At the heart of the solutions is the ability to manage information security conveniently. To this end, it is essential to put a safety assessment program in place using a set of appropriate metrics.

Challenges in the Automotive Software Supply Chain, Connected CAR : Benefits from an Intent Policy framework

  • Jose Soriano, Guillermo Jiménez, Ernesto Correa, Noel Ruiz
Car Manufacturer has to address today growing threats, cars have been incrementally becoming more complex with more code and on the other hand they have to maintain its components during extended life spans of several years compared with other industries. This, together with the increasing connectivity thanks to the connected car and 5G, is becoming a major concern for the industry. FISHY offers a prime opportunity to address some of these challenges since it will offer a homogenous way to tackle some of the threats.

Farm to fork: securing a supply chain with direct impact on food security

  • Panagiotis Trakadas, Helen C. Leligou, Panagiotis Karkazis, Antonis Gonos, Theodore Zahariadis
Food security is currently considered a huge societal challenge which technology providers, technology adopters, policy makers and consumers altogether are facing. A first step towards more secure and safe food has been attempted through the deployment mainly of Internet of Things based solutions and applications that gather information and provide it to the users. However, these systems are susceptible to attacks e.g. data leakage and information modification, keeping our societies away from the target of secure food.

Scaling migrations and replications of Virtual Network Functions based on network traffic forecasting

  • Carpio, Francisco; Bziuk, Wolfgang; Jukan, Admela
Migration and replication of virtual network functions (VNFs) are well-known mechanisms to face dynamic resource requests in Internet Service Provider (ISP) edge networks. They are not only used to reallocate resources in carrier networks, but in case of excessive traffic churns also to offload VNFs to third party cloud providers. We propose to study how traffic forecasting can help to reduce the number of required migrations and replications when the traffic dynamically changes in the network.

The Green Blockchains of Circular Economy

  • George Hatzivasilis, Sotiris Ioannidis, Konstantinos Fysarakis, George Spanoudakis, Nikos Papadakis
Eco-friendly systems are necessitated nowadays, as the global consumption is increasing. A data-driven aspect is prominent, involving the Internet of Things (IoT) as the main enabler of a Circular Economy (CE). Henceforth, IoT equipment records the system’s functionality, with machine learning (ML) optimizing green computing operations. Electronics 2021, 10, 2008.

Cybersecurity in ICT Supply Chains: Key Challenges and a Relevant Architecture

  • Xavi Masip Bruin, Eva Marín Tordera, José Ruiz, Admela Jukan, Panagiotis Trakadas, Ales Cernivec, Antonio Lioy, Diego López, Henrique Santos, Antonis Gonos, Ana Silva, José Soriano, Grigorios Kalogiannis
The specific demands of supply chains built upon large and complex IoT systems, make it a must to design a coordinated framework for cyber resilience provisioning, intended to guarantee trusted supply chains of ICT systems, built upon distributed, dynamic, potentially insecure, and heterogeneous ICT infrastructures. Sensors 2021, 21, 6057.

The Role of Intent-Based Networking in ICT Supply Chains

  • Mounir Bensalem, Jasenka Dizdarević, Francisco Carpio, Admela Jukan
The evolution towards Industry 4.0 is driving the need for innovative solutions in the area of network management, considering the complex, dynamic and heterogeneous nature of ICT supply chains. To this end, Intent-Based networking (IBN) which is already proven to evolve how network management is driven today, can be implemented as a solution to facilitate the management of large ICT supply chains. 2021 IEEE 22nd International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR)

Scalability analysis of a blockchain-based security strategy for complex IoT systems

  • Martí Miquel Martínez , Eva Marín Tordera, Xavi Masip Bruin
Supply chains constitute a type of IoT system that is becoming increasingly complex today. Providing supply chains with cybersecurity guarantees is becoming a highly topic in current research. This interest is mainly rooted on the fact that supply chains may include different vulnerable components, such as those residing in factories, distribution centres, logistics, or transportation, just to name a few. 2021 IEEE 22nd International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR)