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FEB 07 2020

Ubiwhere hosts the kick-off of the European project for sensitive data protection in telecommunications of the future

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On the 11th, 12th and 13th of February, Ubiwhere hosts the official kick-off of the FogProtect project, in Aveiro, Portugal.

FogProtect is a project co-funded by the European Commission designed to ensure the secure mobility of sensitive data, end-to-end (from IoT sensors, through fog nodes up to cloud servers and ultimately to end-user devices).

The project will be carried out for 36 months, with Ubiwhere leading a valuable collaboration between remarkable organizations and investigation centres of the ICT industry: IBM Israel, Nokia, Thales France, Athens Technology Center, University of Southampton, Technical University of Wien, University of Duisburg-Essen and Vlaamse Radio.

In the project, we will design, develop and demonstrate advanced technologies in real scenarios, combining the essential areas of innovation of this field to address the challenges of data protection in smart cities, industries and media.

As the name of the project implies, these solutions will benefit from fog computing technologies, capable of adding a certain capacity of memory, storage and computing to a distributed point of the network to handle data processing, called a fog node. This technology allows the data processing (e.g. analysing CCTV footage) to occur in a decentralized way and much closer to its source, turning this, into a faster, safer and more sustainable (energy saving) process, as well as opening doors to smart analysis and resource decisions based on the vulnerability of the data or on the network’’s capacity.

More than assisting the emergent need of digitalization among industries and public sectors, FogProtect builds the necessary foundations to ensure data protection in a secure, resilient ecosystem of Telecommunications of the Future aligned with the citizens evolving needs.

ue_flag This project has received funding from the EU´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871525

 

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