Enterprise Innovation: Eden Estopace, January 17, 2017
NRF Singapore, Tel Aviv University Support 4 Cybersecurity Research Projects
The National Research Foundation-Tel Aviv University (NRF-TAU) collaboration program has awarded four cybersecurity research projects in areas including improving cybersecurity through human behavior modelling and deterring cybersecurity threats through Internet topology.
Launched in May 2016 by the NRF’s National Cybersecurity R&D Program and TAU’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), the project aims to research projects in the areas of enhancing cybersecurity for Smart Nation and Internet of Things, behavioral study and social science of cybersecurity, and policy and governance of cybersecurity.
George Loh, Director (Programs) of NRF and Co-Chair of the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme Committee, said that cybersecurity is a global threat which extends beyond national boundaries.
“Singapore’s collaboration with the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at TAU will enable high quality cross-disciplinary and collaborative research. These projects will also strengthen the design of our Smart Nation interfaces, for example to automatically provide user-centric security policies on mobile devices based on a user’s profile such as their mobile usage or age,” he said.
“Israel has strong cybersecurity capabilities and has developed technologies for 10 percent of the world market. Singapore’s collaboration with the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at TAU will enable high quality cross-disciplinary and collaborative research in areas such as cybersecurity for smart cities and cybersecurity policies and governance, which complements the research at our local universities. These projects will also strengthen the design of our Smart Nation interfaces, for example, to automatically provide user-centric security policies on mobile devices based on a user’s profile such as their mobile usage or age.”
The projects include improving cybersecurity through optimal policy design and human behaviour modelling led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU); deterring cybersecurity threats through Internet topology, law enforcement and technical mitigation led by Singapore Management University (SMU); safety and privacy of smart city mobile applications through model inference led by SMU; and quantification of cyber risk led by NTU.
“The cyber phenomenon in recent years affects our lives in many aspects more than the information layer itself. The academic world is, therefore, imperative in this day and age in providing the innovation and breakthroughs for this revolution,” said Professor Isaac Ben Israel, Head of TAU’s ICRC.
NRF and TAU vowed to work together to exchange best practices, support collaborative research and grow humanity’s global understanding of cybersecurity challenges.