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KISON Group - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (KISON/UOC)

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)

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Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5
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Castelldefels
Spain
+34 933 263 809
hrifa@uoc.edu
http://www.uoc.edu/portal/en/in3/recerca/grups/
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Dr. Helena RifĂ -Pous

Field of Activity


3. FORENSIC SCIENCES
» Digital forensics

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Communication equipment and technologies
» Cyber security
» Network technologies

Core competencies

The K-ryptography and Information Security for Open Networks (KISON) research group develops his activity around
two main research topics or thematic axes:

(1) Security and privacy in open networks (meaning decentralized architectures). This definition includes ad hoc
networks, sensor networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), RFID networks, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, smart cities,
and social networks, among others. KISON focus in two challenges:
- Efficient, scalable, and self-management security and privacy protocols for the interconnection of networks, and
privacy protection protocols of the identity and location of nodes
- Cibersecurity: forensic computing, intrusion detection, access control and authentication, cognitive security,
secure online banking and secure e-commerce.

(2) Information security and privacy. This includes data hiding techniques (watermarking and fingerprinting) and
closely related secret messaging ones (steganography and steganalysis).
- Multimedia: decentralized, scalable and efficient content distribution systems, with mechanisms to identify illegal
redistributors; real-time watermarking schemes that can be run in lightweight devices; other application of
watermarking schemes: second screen applications, tamper detection and localization, steganalysis to detect secret
communications.
- Privacy: privacy of medical data, privacy of documents in natural language, privacy data publishing, privacy in
trajectory sharing and publishing, among others.

H2020 Research Focus

  • Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in the European smart cities
  • SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe
  • SU-INFRA02-2019: Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces
  • SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies for first responders
  • SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism
  • SU-FCT03-2018-2019-2020: Information and data stream management to fight against (cyber)crime and terrorism
  • SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance border and external security
  • SU-GM01-2018-2019-2020: Pan-European networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security
  • SU-DS02-2020: Management of cyber-attacks and other risks
  • SU-DS03-2019-2020: Digital Security and privacy for citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises
  • SU-DS04-2018-2020: Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches
  • SU-DS05-2018-2019: Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectors

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
National Security Research Projects- ARES: Team for advanced REsearch on information
Security and privacy
- CO-PRIVACY: Sustainable Privacy for a Sustainable
Information Society/OSN Privacy
- Electronic AEGIS for conciliating consumer privacy and
transaction security in the Information Society /
Stegoprivacy
- SmartGlacis: Security and Privacy Technologies for Smart
Cities
- SAT2: Semantic & Ambient Trust Technologies
- MULTIMARK
- STREAMOBILE: Streaming of multimedia content on mobile
devices with pay per micropayment
Other Security Research Projects - Science, Education and Learning in Freedom (SELF)
- European Network of Excellence in Cryptology (ECRYPT)
- Free Technology Academy (FTA)


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2018-05-09 / 2018-05-17