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TIM is involved both in research and in innovation regarding cyber security and more generally the security of information and networks.

Activities carried out in 2018 included the following:

  • ongoing work on the research, collection, management and use of intelligence connected with the new security threats (Cyber Threat Intelligence Management) with the development and experimentation on a proprietary Threat Intelligence Platform;
  • experimentation in Artificial Intelligence and in particular Machine Learning techniques for the development of new methods of analysing security data;
  • conception and start of development of innovative tools for the automation of specific cyber security processes;
  • participation in European research programmes (HORIZON 2020) and in particular the call for “Establishing and Operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap” with the CONCORDIA proposal (Cyber security cOmpeteNCe fOr Research anD InnovAtion) first in the final ranking and accepted for four-year community funding;
  • overseeing and guiding mobile cyber security with participation, as Deputy Chair, in the work of the GSMA (GSM Association) Fraud and Security Group;
  • the collaboration, within the scope and 3GPP[1] SA[2] SECAM[3], for the definition of the security requirements and test methods on devices for 3GPP standard (SECAM) networks and those for the security of 5G infrastructure;
  • guidance of the NGMN Alliance Security Competence Team (Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance), an international organisation focused on the development of new generation networks and services, in particular the fifth generation (5G);
  • participation, within the ETSI[4], in the work of TC CYBER focused on cyber security and the ETNO[5] field, NSecFC WG (Network and Services Security, Fraud and Cybercrime), and more specifically the CERT TF (Computer Emergency Response Team Task Force) subgroup on “Cyber Threat Intelligence” and Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation;
  • implementation of various scouting and testing campaigns to identify and assess new security solutions/processes;
  • the development of new IPR[6].

 

[1] The 3rd Generation Partnership Project.

[2] Security Assurance.

[3] SECurity Assurance Methodology.

[4] European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

[5] European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association.

[6] Intellectual Property Rights.