The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/78209.htm) funded Cyber Rapid Analysis for Defense Awareness of Real-time Situation (CyRADARS) Project, coordinated by Bulgarian Defence Institute and involving four partners from USA, Bulgaria and Ukraine, has been launched during its kick-off meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine on 13th November 2017 and in Chernihiv, Ukraine on 14th and 15th November 2017.
Approximately 20 representatives took part in the tree-day discussions. The meeting was very productive and gave the way forward for the work on CyRADARS project.
The objectives of CyRADARS project are to develop novel theoretical foundations, methods, and research prototypes of software tools for producing situational awareness of major cyber campaigns: operations directed at wide dissemination of malicious information. Combined with research capacity development and training, when fully transitioned and deployed with national cyber defence organizations, these research foundations will help enable capabilities to monitor the national cyberspace in order to analyze rapidly injections and propagations of malicious information; to inform appropriate national bodies; and to create conditions necessary for decision making about prevention or timely response to a hostile cyber campaign. The project consortium consisted of the following partners:
Defence Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov”, Bulgaria (http://di.mod.bg/)
Chernihiv National University of Technology, Ukraine (http://en.stu.cn.ua/)
US Army Research Laboratory, United States of America (www.arl.army.mil/)
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine (http://kpi.ua/)
The project will have duration of tree years.