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aCtive sEcurity foR connecTed devIces liFecYcles (CERTIFY)

We are delighted to announce that CERTIFY project has been selected for funding under European Union’s Horizon CL3 Increased Cybersecurity 2021 and Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). It is a multi-partner project which aims to provide Internet of Things (IoT) security lifecycle management. CERTIFY will detect and respond to a wide spectrum of attacks, in a collaborative/decentralized fashion. It is 36 months long project. We had the project kickoff meeting on 20 to 21 October 2022 in University of Murcia, Spain.


It is a consortium project which includes 6 SMEs, 4 industrial partners, 2 universities, and 1 research institute from 8 various countries in Europe.

SNPartner NameCountry
1Universidad De MurciaSpain
2Trust UpItaly
3STMicroelectronics SRLItaly
4Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica SPAItaly
5Digital Worx GmbHGermany
6United Technologies Research Centreireland LimitedIreland
7Advanced Laboratory on Embedded Systems SRLItaly
8Red Alert LabsFrance
9The Ubiquitous Technologies CompanyGreece
10AIR Institute – Deep tech labSpain
11European Cyber Security OrganisationBelgium
12Universität ZürichSwitzerland AGSwitzerland


The CERTIFY project has following objectives

  • Cybersecurity awareness for IoT-enabled environments through a multi-stakeholder sharing of threats and mitigations
  • Secure reconfiguration and maintenance of customizable embedded devices by means of open hardware primitives and services
  • Perform security operational management based on bootstrapping and monitoring of attacks and malicious behaviours
  • Runtime security compliance and continuous certification methodology via objective metrics
  • Foster knowledge delivery via wide dissemination, capacity building and supporting standardization activities. Build a robust exploitation plan to boost ROI by optimizing current and future EU cybersecurity capabilities
  • Industrial validation of the CERTIFY framework in IoT ecosystems

Our Contribution

The project has been structured in 7 work packages (WP) and 3 pilots. Each work package clearly defined objective, tasks, and deliverables. Each project partner will contribute in various tasks. Digital Worx is involved in all work packages. We are the leader of WP6 which focuses on community engagement and sustainability. Additionally, we are leader of task T2.3 Testing, Refinement and Validation and Pilot 2 Smart Micro-Factories. In the pilot, we will install and configure retrofitting sensors in an industrial setting, perform risk assessment, and secure them through their life cycle. In the task 2.3, we will identify validation scenarios and acceptance criteria based on pilot assessment. It will be utilized to validate the technical components and their integration to deliver high quality software. Moreover, digital worx will contribute in developing and deploying secure IoT environments, IoT device inventory, lifecycle support, secure bootstrapping and intrusion detection solution.

ERATOSTHENES Project Kickoff

The sEcuRe manAgemenT of iOt devices Lifecycle THrough idENtities, trust and distributed ledgerS (ERATOSTHENES) project had kickoff meeting on 6th and 7th October 2021. It is funded under EU H2020 program. Eratosthenes of Cyrene (c. 276—194 bc) was a Greek scholar, geographer, and astronomer. The project takes inspiration from him related to the critical challenges in IoT lifecycle management.


The project will be carried out by a consortium which includes industrial and academia players.

  • INLECOM Innovation Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia
  • Universidad de Murcia
  • ATOS IT Solutions and Services Iberia SL
  • AIRBUS CyberSecurity SAS
  • ENGINEERING – Ingegneria Informatica SPA
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Technische Universität Graz
  • University of Piraeus Research Center
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology SA
  • Digital Worx GmbH
  • Eulambia Advanced Technologies Monoprosopi Etairia Periorismenis
  • DBC Europe

The project will devise, implement and evaluate a novel distributed, automated, auditable, yet privacy-respectful, Trust and Identity Management Framework intended to dynamically and holistically manage the lifecycle of IoT devices, strengthening trust, identities, privacy and resilience in the entire IoT ecosystem, supporting the enforcement of the NIS directive, GDPR and Cybersecurity Act.

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IoTrust Project Kickstart

It is our pleasure to announce that IoTrust project has been selected for funding under the NGI TRUST. The digital worx GmbH and Odin Solutions submitted the IoTrust project proposal in the NGI_TRUST 3rd Open Call. The NGI_TRUST has been cofounded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. It supports the development of human-centric internet in the field of privacy and trust enhancing technologies.

The IoTrust aims to provide simple setup and reliable operation of IoT networks in a trusted and secure manner automated setup of IoT peer-to-peer networks and open source stacks for worldwide applications.