About

The current situation regarding potential cyber threats has increased the complexity of critical sectors and infrastructure such as energy, health and transport. With increasing digitalisation and ever-evolving cyber threats, this represents an important pillar for business continuity. DYNAMO is a project that aims to solve this vulnerable part of businesses. Experts from different backgrounds will work together with end-users to develop and refine selected tools and bring them together in a single platform. The knowledge generated by DYNAMO will help to speed up the recovery process and provide contributions to self-healing. The entire project is designed as a phased project, where the journey from concept to final outcome is a step-by-step process driven by user feedback.

Vision

The DYNAMO platform will be able to collect organization’s skills data, elaborate and create custom tailored organizational training to improve organizational resilience. This will support different stakeholders of critical sectors, help to increase their situational awareness, and ensure critical risk assessment. In respect to the AI-based approaches used, DYNAMO will combine the two disciplines of business continuity management (BCM) and cyber threat intelligence (CTI) to enable resilience assessment and minimize the number of cyberattacks in critical sectors.

Keyfacts

Reference

Reference Number:
101069601
Programme type:
Horizon Europe
Programme acronym:
HORIZON-CL3-2021-CS-01-01

Duration

Project Start: 01.10.2022
36 Months

Cost and Funding

Costs:
€ 4.998.987,51
Funding:
100,00% EU-funded

Motivation

The DYNAMO project will take the next step towards developing a platform that will improve resilience of the businesses and help avoid systemic collapse caused by cyberattacks. The aim is to help absorb potential losses and recover quickly to ensure the continuity of the services provided, which are essential for many industries, like the supply of energy, provision of health services and transportation.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of DYNAMO is to combine the two fields of BCM and CTI to generate a situational awareness picture for decision support across all stages of the resilience cycle and generate a situational picture for decision support. The end-user driven approach provides stakeholders with a customizable and interactive framework to address various phases. Within the DYNAMO approach, eight main objectives are defined:

• Empower end-users with their needs and requirements
• Increase awareness for cybersecurity
• Integration and strengthening of existing solutions
• Synergetic integration of CTI and BCM to support resilience
• Leverage AI potential to enhance recovery
• Stimulate collaboration and information sharing
• Enhance situational awareness
• Develop Resilience Education, Training and Awareness (RETA) Simulation Tool

Work Packages

WP1

Project Management & Coordination
46%
01.10.2022
30.09.2025
A flexible management strategy will be followed throughout the project to ensure a steady quality of research and innovation activities and to limit risks.

WP2

End-user & System Requirements
70%
01.10.2022
30.09.2024
The focus here is to ask about the impact of disruptions in the critical sectors of health, energy and marine transport, as well as adaptive capacity in crisis responses, in order to design the DYNAMO framework.

WP3

Dynamic business contonuity: resilience assessment & AI-based solutions
51%
01.01.2023
31.03.2025
The main task here is an end-user focused investigation of the commercial market and BCM solutions and development of a prototype AI-based business continuity management solution.

WP4

Collaborative Cyber-threat intelligence for situational awareness
51%
01.01.2023
31.03.2025
The collection of data from a wide range of threat datasets and information sharing between security actors will facilitate the collection and processing of cyber threat data and provide AI-assisted analysis and correlation of IOCs.

WP5

DYNAMO platform integration & testing
42%
01.01.2023
30.09.2025
Based on the system design and research/prototyping activities, the integration of the DYNAMO platform takes place. In addition, all developed components are refined for the first tests of the platform.

WP6

Cross-sector pilot demonstration, evaluation & training
0%
01.04.2024
30.09.2025
Through continuous collaboration, all methods, tools, frameworks and practices developed and integrated during the project will be assessed, demonstrated and tested in "real life" situations and exercises with and by the end users.

WP7

Impact and Outreach Generation Activities
46%
01.10.2022
30.09.2025
The main tasks here are to raise awareness of DYNAMO's solutions, to promote the acceptance of the results and to create a feasible roadmap for their sustainability trough various C&D activities.

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