Development of a Wallonia-Brussels-Quebec research cluster in cyber-physical systems security

This cluster is a first collaboration in cybersecurity between the University of Namur (UNamur, Belgium) and the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS). It has allowed UdeS to launch its certification program as a privacy officer and to develop a research project on trust management in an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network.

This trust management goes beyond access management based on static access rights. Indeed, by indicating in a simple language what trust implies with other objects in the industrial environment, it is possible to add a risk management perspective. Moreover, anomaly detection based on artificial intelligence will allow to identify any abnormal situation with respect to the established policies and even in a more holistic perspective, in order to adjust the trust granted dynamically.

A doctoral student in computer science from UdeS will be going on a mission to UNamur. She is also collaborating with researchers from Sultan Moulay Slimane University and the Moroccan School of Engineering Sciences.

A first intern at UNamur’s Master’s degree in computer science is expected to last four months.

A first international funding request will be developed to accelerate this research.