DeCoIMa: Detection of and Countermeasures against Information hiding-based Malware


Malware and Ransomware (encrypts user data and demands ransom) are major threats in the 2016 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) of the European Cybercrime Center (EC3, Europol).

Locky, the newest example, attacks most often targets in Germany. Hence it is important for Germany to develop effective measures for detection and removal of computer infections with malware. These measures are getting more difficult, as newer malware uses elaborate data hiding techniques, with only specialized counter measures available.

The proposed project first forms a consortium of partners with relevant and complementing expertise of cyber security, and prepares a H2020 project proposal to develop new methods for detection and removal of complex malware. The consortium will consist of universities, research institutions and small and medium enterprises of different target states, with a mix of complementing specializations.

After an analysis of necessary and available competencies, institutions in target countries will be searched for potential partners, which are contacted, and the most promising visited. When the consortium for the H2020 project proposal is complete, a meeting (workshop) of all partners is held, and the drafting of the proposal begins.

Partner: Warsaw Technical University, Poland Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Genova, Italy netzfactor GmbH, Bochum

Duration: from November 01, 2017 till August 31, 2019

Contact: Dr. Michal Choras

Redaktion | 08.04.2024