University of Murcia (UMU)



UMU has approximately 36,000 students and 3,500 staff members. The research group participating in CyberSec4Europe has experience in security in network infrastructures and the integration of intelligent techniques and agents based on middleware platforms. UMU has designed and implemented trust-based access control systems, secure data sharing mechanisms, as well as privacy- preserving identity management solutions for distributed systems, in scenarios such as IoT. UMU has deployed diverse security functionalities for smart objects providing CoAP-based access control solutions based on capabilities and policy-based infrastructure. UMU within EU projects such as SOCIOTAL, ARIES, and ANASTACIA EU, is in charge of deployment of security and privacy-preserving solutions for distributed systems, including social IoT scenarios. UMU works on the validation of the governance model focusing on the research agenda and its testing. UMU is responsible for security and privacy enablers to be developed with a focus on authentication and authorization and the tasks related to privacy-preserving data sharing mechanism in task 3.2 and task 3.4 related to the privacy preserving mechanism linked to user identity. Also, UMU is involved on the scouting activity, the impact of IdM aspects related to regulation especially eIDAS and the methodology for testing and validation for IoT. UMU is involved in gathering requirements from stakeholders and in mapping the research objectives of software on the roadmap. UMU contributes to the experimentation and validation of the demonstration case related to smart cities based on the collaboration with Murcia Municipality who have expressed interest in the project integrating the enabler with prototype components in order to solve privacy preservation aspects, and in e-Health based on the group’s work on IoT security.

Additionally, UMU participates in evaluating the educational situation on cybersecurity in Western Europe and in proposing educational content, targeting the academic sector. UMU contributes with the PEANA testbed for supporting testing and validation and also to the methodology for testing and certification. UMU is also active in the dissemination of publications based on its good track record.