Critiware’s engineers are strongly involved in international research communities and funded projects on software engineering, dependability and security.
NAPOLI FUTURA (Novel Approaches to PrOtect criticaL InFrastrUcTUres from CybeR Attacks), project code: PAC02L1_00161 (Jan 1st 2014 – Jun 30th, 2016).
Critiware has been the leading company of the NAPOLI FUTURA project (Novel Approaches to PrOtect criticaL InFrastrUcTUres from CybeR Attacks), project code: PAC02L1_00161, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. The project has defined innovative approaches, based on the adoption of Big Data technologies to the information security context, with the aim to protect Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) like ICT systems enabling everyday life services as transportation, communication and finance, from cyber attacks.
The achieved goals have been:
- A detailed vulnerability analysis of CIIs;
- The design and development of a monitoring and control system for attacks detection and mitigation on CIIs, based on the combined use of several advanced data monitoring and analysis techniques, such as invariants, bayesian filtering, and text mining.
- The design and development of an architecture for CIIs protection based on the live migration of services and data in the cloud.
The project attracted the interest of SESM and SELEX ES companies, now both merged in LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA, active in research and market of massive data based systems, in Italy and abroad. SESM participated as data provider, making available to the project a real world Air Traffic Control system that has been exploited as a concrete platform to validate the proposed approaches. CINI, the Italian research body made up of several universities, completed the NAPOLI FUTURA consortium.
List of selected publications involving Critiware:
Industry Practices and Event Logging: Assessment of a Critical Software Development Process
Authors: A.Pecchia (Critiware), M.Cinque (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), G.Carrozza (Selex), D.Cotroneo (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
Conference: The 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015), Florence, ITALY
NAPOLI FUTURA: Novel Approaches for Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attacks (Best Indusrty Paper Award)
Authors: S.Avallone (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), G. Carrozza (Selex), M.Cinque (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), R.Della Corte (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), A.Marotta (CINI), A.Pecchia (Critiware), A.Savignano (CINI)
Conference: The 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (Industry Track), Naples, Italy
Requirements Engineering in Rail Transit Production: an Experience Report
Authors: Fernanda Buonanno (AnsaldoBreda), Domenico Di Leo (Critiware), Paolo Di Paolo (AnsaldoBreda), Roberto Pietrantuono and Stefano Russo (Federico II University of Naples)
Workshop: The third IEEE International Workshop on Software Certification (WoSoCER13)
SABRINE: State-based Robustness Testing of Operating System
Authors: Cotroneo, Domenico (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Critiware); Di Leo Domenico (Critiware); Fucci, Francesco (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II); Natella, Roberto (Critiware)
Conference: The 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE13)
Engineering Air Traffic Control Systems with a Model-Driven Approach
Authors: Carrozza, Gabriella (SESM); Faella, Mauro (Critiware); Fucci, Francesco (Critiware); Pietrantuono, Roberto (Università degli Studi Napoli Federico II); Russo, Stefano (Università degli Studi Napoli Federico II)
Journal: IEEE Software
Software Fault Injection for Software Certification
Authors: Cotroneo, Domenico (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II); Natella, Roberto (Critiware)
Journal: IEEE Security & Privacy