The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announces the launch of the COuRAGE project. COuRAGE is a 24-month project funded, under Europe’s 7th framework programme for research, to develop a research agenda for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism (CC/CT).
COuRAGE brings together 17 experienced partners under the coordination and leadership of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA based in Italy. Using the expertise of the consortium partners, advisory board members and recruited expert stakeholders, COuRAGE will produce a research agenda for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism.
Cyber Crime’s impact on the global economy
A recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee Inc., found that cybercrime can cost the global economy as much as $575 billion per year. But Cyber Terrorism is also being seen as the new weapon of mass destruction. A cyber-attack on critical infrastructures or stock exchanges can have broad consequences on European society.
The European Union is responding to these threats by funding projects such as COuRAGE to identify research, regulatory and technological roadmaps to combat Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism.
The COuRAGE research agenda will identify the major challenges; reveal research gaps for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism. And recommend practical research approaches to address these gaps through strategies that are aligned to real-world needs. The purpose of COuRAGE is to significantly improve the security of European citizens, critical infrastructures and support crime investigators.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA (Project Coordinator) Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Sheffield Hallam University – CENTRIC SHU (Technical Coordinator) United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute – UNICRI Cybercrime Research Institute - CRI Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNO Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut - FOI West Yorkshire Police - WYP European Organisation for Security EOS THALES - THA Aconite Internet Solutions Ltd - ACO EstEnter Polska - EEP Conceptivity - CONC Institut Jožef Stefan - IJS Selex Sistemi Integrati - SSI Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - FRAUN Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant - TILT International Cyber Investigation Training Academy - ICITA
The COuRAGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 607949.