Three Demonstrator Use Cases

  • Introduction – Alessandro Sforzin, NEC Laboratories GmbH
  • Open Banking – David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life (TDL)
  • Maritime Transport – Spyros Papastergiou, University of Piraeus
  • Smart Cities – Vincenzo Savarino, Engineering & Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia

CyberSec4Europe’s objective is to lead the European cybersecurity research and innovation efforts with technology advancements catering to the complex reality of the digital single market, as well as the security of European citizens and society as a whole. To this end, CyberSec4Europe’s WP5 comprises a well-balanced combination of industrial participants and research centres that collaboratively identified and analysed cybersecurity industrial challenges in selected sectors, and are cooperating to develop appropriate solutions to address those challenges.  The demonstration cases have produced a rich set of functional and non-functional requirements that guided research, technology development and design, and helped define the project’s long-term research roadmap. In this session, we present three of the seven demonstration cases: Open Banking, Maritime Transport, and Smart Cities. We will highlight the importance of their work, their future plans, and have an early look at some of their planned functionalities.

Alessandro Sforzin, NEC Laboratories GmbH 

Alessandro Sforzin received his Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Padua in December 2015. He is currently a scientist in the security group of NEC Laboratories Europe. His research areas include blockchain security and trusted execution environments.




Dr David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life (TDL)

David Goodman is a consultant working in digital transformation, specifically the areas of identity management and security, data protection and privacy regulation as well as emerging technologies. He has worked in senior management positions across a wide range of companies in Europe and North America from start-ups (Soft-Switch, Metamerge) to global brands (Lotus Development, IBM, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson) as well as University College London. David is currently a principal consulting analyst with TechVision Research, chief evangelist with, a senior consultant with Trust in Digital Life association and, until recently, executive director of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX). He is work package leader for dissemination and communication in the CyberSec4Europe and CSI-COP H2020 projects, and task leader for Open Banking roadmapping and demonstrators in CyberSec4Europe.He has a BA from the University of Manchester and a D.Phil. from the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.

Dr Spyros Papastergiou, University of Piraeus

Spyros Papastergiou is a Senior Security Researcher at the University of Piraeus Research Center where he manages and coordinates EU projects. His research focuses on the protection of Critical Infrastructures (CIs) from malicious intrusions and security breaches as well as the risk assessment and evaluation for emergency response operations and he has authored over 40 publications in the above fields. He has been involved in a set of European and national research projects (etc. MITIGATE, SAURON, Operando, CyberSec4Europe, Cybersane, Cyrene, and AI4HealthSec). Also, he actively participates in various Cyber Defence Exercises organised by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, NATO and ENISA.


Vincenzo Savarino, Engineering

Vincenzo Savarino is a Senior Researcher in the Open Public Service Innovation Laboratory at Engineering’s Research and Development Laboratory. A graduate in Computer Engineering from the University of Palermo, since 2004, he has worked on the preparation, management and development of Italian and European research and innovation projects, in particular on topics related to smart and digital cities. He gained extensive experience on privacy-enhancing technologies, DLT technologies, business and process modeling, digital fabrication and  human computer interaction. He is responsible for the CyberSec4Europe smart cities pilot.


Dr Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia

Antonio Skarmeta received a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia. Since 2009 he has been Full Professor in the same University.department. Antonio has worked on different national and international research projects in the networking, security and IoT areas, like ENABLE, DAIDALOS, SWIFT, SEMIRAMIS, SMARTIE, SOCIOTAL and IoT6 and is now involved in CyberSec4Europe and BIECO. He coordinates the H2020 project IoTCrawler focusing on IoT advanced discovery on IPv6 networks and OLYMPUS on privacy preserving identity management His main interest is in the integration of IPv6, security services, identity, IoT and smart cities. He has been head of the research group ANTS since its creation on 1995. He is also advisor to the vice-rector of research of the University of Murcia for international projects and head of the International Research Project Office. Since 2014 until 2010 he has been Spanish National Representative for the MSCA within H2020. He has published over 200 international papers and is member of several program committees. He has also participated in several standardisation for the like of IETF, ISO and ETSI and has been nominated as IPv6 Forum Fellow. Dr. Skarmeta it is owner of several patents on telemonitoring-based IoT solutions. He is also CTO of the spin-off company Odin Solution S.L. (OdinS) in the area of IoT and smart infrastructure.