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The following organizations compose the SECURED consortium:

Short NameFull NameCountryRole
POLITO Politecnico di Torino Italy coordinator
HPLB Hewlett-Packard LTD UK partner
PTEL Primetel PLC Cyprus partner
TID Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo SA Spain partner
UNICRI United Nations Interregional Crime and justice Research Institute Italy partner
UPC Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain partner
VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Finland partner


Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)

polito logoPOLITO is one of the major technical universities in Italy, fully devoted to engineering and architecture education, with about 30,000 students at the bachelor, master and doctorate levels. POLITO is a research university, with nearly 60% of its budget coming from research contracts. Within POLITO the project activities will be carried out by researchers of DAUIN (the Dept. of Computer and Control Engineering) through its TORSEC security group ( and NETGROUP computer networks group (

Roles in the project

  • Project Coordinator
  • RTD in security policies, based on its expertise in this field gained through past policy-oriented EC projects (POSITIF, DESEREC, POSECCO) and its own research in this field.
  • RTD in software and applications for the network edge device, based on its expertise in flexible and high speed processing of network traffic, formal methods for secure code verification, and the recent exploratory work about migrating personal network applications from the host to the edge of the network.

Reference contacts

  • Antonio Lioy (lioy at polito dot it)
  • Fulvio Risso (fulvio dot risso at polito dot it)


Hewlett-Packard LTD (HPLB)

hplb logoHP provides business offerings in more than 170 countries that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations as well as a wide range of consumer products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment, from computing to home printing. HP Enterprise Business provides infrastructures and services that transform IT into a business enabler allowing our customers to operate their business effectively and efficiently. HP Labs is the exploratory and advanced research group for Hewlett-Packard, tackling complex challenges facing our customers and society over the next decade, while pushing the frontiers of fundamental science ( HP’s Cloud and Security Lab (CSL) based in HP Labs, Bristol has been leading research into trusted systems and trusted
infrastructure for over fifteen years and works closely with HP businesses and customers to make the cloud and IT infrastructure in general flexible, dynamic and scalable to meet the needs of the largest enterprise
business, while being trustworthy and secure enough to meet even the toughest requirements. Researchers also focus on elements of security and trust such as privacy, accountability, risk management and the
economics of security and are leading contributors to in many industry initiatives such as the Trusted Computing Group.

Roles in the project

  • Leading the overall SECURED technical architecture definition to ensure that it will be commercially relevant and realistic
  • Driving the development and the implementation of the foundational network edge device architecture

Reference contacts

  • Chris Dalton (cid at hp dot com )
  • Adrian Shaw (adrian dot shaw at hp dot com )


Primetel PLC (PTEL)

primetel logoPTEL is the biggest private telecom operator based in Cyprus offering TV, Internet, Telephony and Mobile services. PTEL owns and operates a high performance fibre optic network with points of presence in Cyprus, Greece, Russia and the United Kingdom. It combines key components that that are critical for the provisioning of state-of-the-arts services: a high capacity backbone, a 24-hour Network Operations Centre and superior engineering. PTEL’s network has been engineered from the ground up to accommodate the high availability demands of the most strict service level agreements. PTEL’s Research and Development department composes PTEL’s ongoing effort to provide state-of-the-art technological services to its customer’s constantly increasing base both through in-house development and by means of strategic partnerships with international and national leading academic institutions, top research centers and strong industrial partners.

Roles in the project

  • RTD activities in the design and assessment of the SECURED architecture, by contributing to the network requirements from the perspective of an operator
  • Collection of input and feedback from real end-users
  • Technical validation of SECURED
  • Dissemination of  the project results

Reference contacts

  • Michael Georgiades (michaelg at prime-tel dot com)
  • Dora Christofi (dorac at prime-tel dot com)


Telefònica Investigacion y Desarrollo SA (TID)

telefonica logoTelefónica I+D (TID) is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988, it contributes to the Group's competitiveness through technological innovation. To achieve this aim, the company applies new ideas, concepts and practices in addition to developing advanced products and services. It is the largest private R&D centre in Spain as regards activity and resources, and is the most active company in Europe in terms of European research projects in the ICT sector. It currently collaborates with technological leaders and numerous organizations in 42 different countries - among which there are more than 150 universities located in different parts of the world. It also participates in the most important international forums on technological know-how, thus creating one of the largest innovation ecosystems in the ICT sector. At the same time, it is working for companies in the Telefónica Group (and those with strategic alliances with it) in the rest of Europe, America and Asia. In addition to the numerous technical awards it has won since its foundation, the company received the Príncipe Felipe Award for Business Excellence in 2002.

Roles in the project

  • Contribution in the definition of requirements and architecture choices for network operator scenarios
  • Contributing in security service design, addressing heterogeneous scenarios mixing legacy network gear and new edge nodes, incorporating also operator security regulations and internal rules
  • Providing trial environments on actual HW/SW in use within Telefónica, and simulate different mobility kinds of traffic
  • Standardization through the bodies TID actively participates in
  • Analysis, assessment and validation of the feasibility of proposals within the wider Internet environment

Reference contacts

  • Diego R. Lopez (diego at tid dot es)
  • Antonio Pastor (apastor at tid dot es)


United Nations Interregional Crime and justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

unicri logoUNICRI is a United Nations entity mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organisations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling the threats of crime to social peace, development and political stability. UNICRI’s goals are to advance understanding of crime-related problems, to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems, to support the respect of international instruments and other standards, to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance. UNICRI is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of eminent experts. The staff covers a wide range of expertise in the management of research, training, technical cooperation and documentation, and are supported by highly qualified consultants selected according to project requirements.

Roles in the project

  • Helping in requirements collecting from stakeholders with specific attention to three main risk areas: on-line children protection, cybercrime fighting, on-going support for Internet users against authoritarian regimes
  • Running the assessment process with the stakeholders
  • Contributing in specification of policies about balancing the fight against cybercrime and privacy, protecting children online and providing support against network censorship and surveillance
  • Evaluation of  the usability of the user interface for policy specification
  • Dissemination of the project results to several international fora

Reference contact

  • Francesca Bosco (bosco at unicri dot it)


Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)

upc logo

The Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) is one of the top universities in Spain, and it is devoted to high-level education and research excellence in engineering. UPC was set-up in 1971, grouping several well-known and traditional Engineering Schools in Barcelona. Research activities within UPC are organized in research groups (about 320 groups are currently active at UPC) as well as specific research centers, such as the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC). UPC is currently involved in 136 FP7 projects (of which 21 are coordinated) at this moment and has a long track of successful coordinated projects. The Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX, is one of UPC’s leading groups in networking and will be the one participating in this proposal. CRAAX is actively working in areas that are highly relevant for SECURED, including the design of architectures, APIs, and applications in the context of SDNs, mobility (with strong focus on LISP security), routing security, and cloud computing. The participant partner UPC also includes the BSC as a third party.bsc logo

Roles in the project

  • Definition of requirements for the architecture, as well as its design and assessment
  • Definition of APIs, ontologies and policies abstracting both the security requests and the required configurations at different levels, involving both physical and virtual devices
  • Orchestration and development for serving mobile users
  • Prototyping and integration

Reference contact

  • Marcelo Yannuzzi (yannuzzi at ac dot upc dot edu)


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

vtt logoVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a non-profit government organisation established by law and operating under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is a multi-technological research organisation providing high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a wide range of world-class technologies and applied research services, thus improving its clients’ competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology networks, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders. VTT’s key technology fields include: Applied materials, Bio- and chemical processes, Energy, ICT, Industrial systems, Microtechnologies and electronics, Services and the built environment, and Business Research. VTT Group is the largest public applied research activity in Northern Europe with a staff of 2800 persons and turnover 280 M€. VTT has 70 years of experience in addressing the needs of industry and the knowledge-based society. VTT has participated in more than 1000 European R&D Framework Programme projects, within various thematic programmes.

Roles in the project

  • Research in the areas of intrusion detection and anonymization
  • Leading the whole integration work
  • Hosting an integration lab
  • Dissemination and exploitation through VTT national and international networks

Reference contacts

  • Jarkko Kuusijärvi (jarkko dot kuusijarvi at vtt dot fi)
  • Matti Mantere (matti dot mantere at vtt dot fi)