The objective of the project is to establish the CSCE as the enabler for collaborative cyber information sharing and analysis for the space and critical infrastructure sectors, developing enabling technologies supporting knowledge enhancement and information exchange specific to cyber-security with multiple aims:
In order to develop the envisioned cyber-security services, three technology enablers are developed within the CSCE project:
The project faces multiple challenges, related to the three technological platform to be developed:
Each of the CSCE technological platforms developed within the CSCE project brings consistent improvements in the cyber security landscape:
Each of the CSCE technological platforms encompass a set of unique capabilities, the foundation of the services to be delivered as final goal for the CSCE project:
CIRP and SACDP leverage on a multi-tier software architecture, composed by a data tier, a back-end tier, a front-end tier and a client tier.
For CIRP, the required scalability is achieved with the usage of a micro services architecture based on Docker, allowing the platform to be deployed on multiple hardware appliances.
CITEF leverages a more complex architecture, since it is composed by a custom software layer (a multi-tier application leveraging the creation and organization of the virtual environments) and an infrastructure-as-a-service layer based on COTS software, managing the instantiation of the desired virtual environments.
The project started on August 2017 and it is planned to end on July 2019.
It is mainly divided on two phases, with a set of reviews for each phase and for each technological platform (the three streams have different internal schedule, being CIRP the shortest and CITEF the longest):
The requirements elicitation phase has been completed (for CIRP, CITEF and SACDP).
The architectural design phase has been completed (for CIRP, CITEF and SACDP) and it is under review.
Actually, the teams started the development of the software and the detailed design, as parallel activities.
The following reviews have been successfully held: