The consortium involves 8 partners from 5 European countries: France, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy.
ARMOUR is an SME-driven project: five (5 of 8) partners are high-tech SMEs. All SMEs (SYN, SMA, UNPARALLEL, EGM, ODINS) are pushing experiments in Large-Scale IoT Security & Trust dimensions that are important to them as to improve their products/services, contributing to the exploitation of ARMOUR research solutions.
The academic (UPMC) and research institution (Inria) have a strong link to industry and various SMEs that are in their circle of influence and are informed about ARMOUR project, its experiments and technologies. Notably, ARMOUR has the objective of creating a Large-Scale IoT Security & Trust testing facility operated by Inria and supported by UPMC that is especially aimed at SMEs. JRC provides the essential research-based policy support to industry for a smooth large-scale IoT adoption.
UPMC assumes the following two roles in this project: management of the project and leader of the Testbeds integration testing, validation and improvements task. In managing this project, UPMC provides the needed framework to enable the project to achieve its objectives while meeting cost, time and quality requirements. This includes the administrative, financial and legal management. In leading the Testbeds integration testing, validation and improvements task, UPMC is responsible for testing and validating the implementation of the framework defined and developed in the project. UPMC is also responsible for the definition of the methodology for this testing and for the development of the necessary tools and extensions required for the testing and validation task.
UPMC will help making the Large-Scale IoT-LAB testbed available to SMEs, integratinf the IoT Security & Trust Testing suite, for product prototype experimentation, starting from Consortium SMEs.
Inria plays two roles in the project: leader of two experiments and enabler of one of the testbeds:
- The goal of the “Secured bootstrapping/join for the IoT” experiment is to implement and verify the security of a new secure bootstrapping solution developed in partnership with the IETF 6TISCH, COSE and CORE working group.
- The goal of the “Secured OS / Over the air updates” experiment is to implement a solution to remotely update the firmware running on a device.
Moreover, Inria is one of the important contributors to the IoT-lab testbed, a 2728-mote open testbed targeted entirely at the IoT. Inria hence brings to ARMOUR the tools, expertise and training to allow consortium members to run their experiments on this testbed.
Together with UPMC, Inria makes the large-scale IoT-lab testbed available to the project, facilitating its use by other members of the consortium.
Moreover, as a leading research center in IoT, Inria will be developing the technology for building a secure Internet of Things, in close collaboration with major standardization bodies to ensure impact.
Within ARMOUR Synelixis is responsible for two experiments, namely:
- Large-Scale Experiment on Trust-aware Multi-disciplinary WSN Routing
- Large-Scale Secure IoT Service Discovery
To this end, Synelixis is responsible for design and develop the algorithms to be tested and demonstrated in large-scale WSN deployments in FIT IoT LAB with the final goal of validating the appropriate utilization of mechanisms to mitigate several vulnerabilities, threats and attacks.
Moreover, Synelixis is leading the task related to experimentation setup and execution, as well as the task for performing the concertation and collaboration activities with other relevant projects, initiatives and clusters. Last but not least, SYN contributes to ARMOUR impact creation, by disseminating and promoting valuable experimental results, following the project dissemination and exploitation strategy.
Being a highly innovative SME offering a service portfolio including SynField solution that has been already deployed in more cities around Europe, ARMOUR provides a first-class opportunity to Synelixis to increase market share and penetrate on new IoT markets, by providing the means for experimenting and validating novel solutions on large-scale deployments.
Within the ARMOUR project, SMA is a technology provider for IoT system security testing, providing model-based vulnerability testing technologiesusing pattern-driven and fuzzing approaches. Both technologies are based on SMA CertifyIt model-based testing technology, and are adapted within the project for large-scale IoTs systems at three levels:
- By adapting behavioral fuzzing strategies to specific aspects of IoT (such as the uncertainty and heterogeneous aspects);
- By defining and formalizing generic test patterns and test models for IoT security testing;
- By Integrating the ARMOUR test generation framework combining automated test generation and test execution for the project selected IoT.
SMA also supports the experiments to test, validate and certify IoT Security & Trust solutions on the ARMOUR IoT testbed. SMA is an R&D partner for several WPs within the project and conducts, as WP4 leader, tool development and integration for ARMOUR IoT Security & Trust Testing Framework.
Smartesting intends to exploit the ARMOUR automated model-based test generation framework dedicated to large-scale IoT security and trust, supported by guidelines for integration in any IoT testbed. Another exploitation is to adapt generic ARMOUR IoT security testing technologies for FIWARE and oneM2M platforms.
UNPARALLEL leads the WP on globally coordinating the dissemination, exploitation and clustering/collaboration activities of the ARMOUR project. UNPARALLEL directly coordinates the dissemination activities of the project. Furthermore, UNPARALLEL is responsible by one of the ARMOUR experiments – the large-scale sensor code hashing infrastructure. Also, UNPARALLEL greatly contributes to the technology integration activities of the project and provides great support to the experiments definition and requirements elicitation.
UNPARALLEL intends to exploit methods and technologies for large-scale management of secure sensor/motes programming code based on hashing techniques. And for this UNPARALLEL is aiming for the integration of the hashing methods in the next generation lean IoT solutions developed in-house, especially aiming at large-scale IoT environments and/or applications.
In the ARMOUR project, the JRC coordinates the WP on the definition of the IoT Security and Trust applications and the process for testing certification and labelling. In addition, the JRC contributes to the testing campaigns and technology assessment of IoT devices and systems from a security and privacy point of view. The JRC will use the experience and results from the testing campaigns to improve its knowledge of on the vulnerabilities of the IoT devices and products, which can be used in its institutional activity of policy support in the European Commission.
JRC intends to exploit the results of the security and trust-based classification of IoT applications, based on requirements and use case analysis of multiple application domains. And also to push security and trust classification in ETSI M2M.
As a business oriented company, EGM is leading the project exploitation planning of the project, building upon its experience developed in previous projects (from ear-it project, EGM had been ranked 7th most innovative SME in Europe). This activity includse the development of certification scheme for IoT security. In addition EGM brings its expertise on IoT/M2M platforms and deploys Model-Based testing solutions on them.
EGM involves itself in promoting ARMOUR testing technologies (particularly model-based behavioural fuzzing) within the FIWARE ecosystem. EGM also intends to exploit the ARMOUR benchmarking methodology for measuring and comparing performance of IoT/M2M platforms.
The main tasks of OdinS in the project are:
- Contribute the security and privacy solution for sensors and smart objects in the project based on the experience of OdinS on security and privacy framework for constrained devices in scenario like smart building and smart agriculture;
- Integrate the sensors and gateways developed by OdinS in the context of the solution in order to provide new functionalities required and participate in the experiments;
- Provide support for the security requirements on the experimentation;
- Provide the expertise on 6LoWPAN and heterogeneous sensors integration based on the products already deployed in the market by OdinS.
ODINS intends to expand OdinS solution for sensors, gateways and Data Management platform with advanced security features, and so OdinS wants to Design new sensors and gateways with advanced functionalities as defined in this project in order to cover new scenario where security is a first class object. OdinS will leverage the results of this project to extend and improve the service development as well as the service creation framework of the platform that is constantly being improved by OdinS, thus improving usability of the platform and extending potential groups of users. It will also open up opportunities for extending the said platform in such a way that it can successfully address a niche IoT market (end users as opposed to enterprise) that represents an excellent business opportunity.