More cyber security thanks to new cyber-security open-source technology

The EU CS-AWARE project seeks to develop a holistic cybersecurity solution for local authorities, NGOs and small to medium-sized enterprises. Now a new, open-source scripting language has been published - with substantial participation of the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna.

The CS-AWARE project, funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 program, aims to develop secure cyber-systems that are protected from cyberattacks. This is to be done by the security solution automatically recognizing and visualizing events. In addition, the exchange of information at national and EU level should be ensured. Therefore, the project is working on a cost-effective and simple solution to give administrators an overview of the cybersecurity of their IT systems. The focus is on cooperative cybersecurity, as already identified attacks and problems should help to predict future events.

With the release of the new scripting language STIX (Structure Threat Information Expressen), this goal has now been taken a step further: It formulates cyber threats so that they can be shared, stored and analyzed throughout. In addition, a separate Java library has been set up, which is aimed at the cybersecurity community. Similarly, the newly released STIX 2.0 GSon / Java open-source library can be found on » GitHub under the BSD-3-clause license.

The project involves 13 partners from Austria, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The Austrian part is taken over by the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna, which is also responsible for the technical coordination of the project.

Further information about the project can be found on the » website.