Advanced Networked Agents for Security and Trust Assessment
in CPS / IOT Architectures

A holistic solution enabling trust and security by-design for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) based on IoT and Cloud architectures

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The main objective of the ANASTACIA project is to address cyber-security concerns by researching, developing and demonstrating
a holistic solution enabling trust and security by-design for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) based on IoT and Cloud architectures.

The heterogeneous, distributed, and dynamically evolving nature of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) based on Internet of Things (IoT) and virtualised cloud architectures introduces new and unexpected risks that cannot be solved by current state-of-the-art security solutions.

For this, new paradigms and methods are required in order i) to build security into the ICT system at the outset, ii) to adapt to changing security conditions, iii) to reduce the need to fix flaws after deploying the system, and iv) to provide the assurance that the ICT system is secure and trustworthy at all times.

ANASTACIA will thus develop a trustworthy-by-design security framework which will address all the phases of the ICT Systems Development Lifecycle (SDL) and will be able to take autonomous decisions through the use of new networking technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and intelligent and dynamic security enforcement and monitoring methodologies and tools.


Software Defined Networks

Networking Function Virtualization


The ANASTACIA cyber-security framework will provides self-protection, self-healing and self-repair capabilities through novel enablers and components.

The framework will dynamically orchestrate and deploy security policies and actions that can be instantiated on local agents. Thus, security will be enforced in different kinds of devices and heterogeneous networks, e.g., IoT- or SDN/NFV- based networks. The framework will be designed in full compliance to SDN/NFV standards as specified by ETSI NFV and OFN SDN, respectively, and will include:

Security Development Paradigm

A security development paradigm based on the compliance to security best practices and the use of the security components and enablers (to provide assisted security design, development and deployment cycles to assure security-by-design)

Distributed Trust and Security Enablers

A suite of distributed trust and security components and enablers, able to dynamically orchestrate and deploy user security policies and risk-assessed resilient actions within complex and dynamic CPS and IoT architectures (online monitoring and testing techniques will allow more automated adaptation to mitigate new and unexpected security vulnerabilities)

Dynamic Security and Privacy Seal

A holistic Dynamic Security and Privacy Seal, combining security and privacy standards and real time monitoring and online testing (to provide quantitative and qualitative run-time evaluation of privacy risks and security levels, which can be easily understood and controlled by the final users)


A quick glimpse of ANASTACIA's main features

ANASTACIA architecture

A preliminary outline (as included in the proposal)

Use Case 1

Mobile Edge Computing applications

Use Case 2

Smart building


A quick overview of what we have done so far!

  • READY,

    January 1st 2017

    The ANASTACIA project officially starts!

    The main objective of the ANASTACIA project is to conceive, develop and demonstrate a holistic solution enabling trust and security by-design for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) based on IoT and Cloud architectures.

  • January 18th-20th 2017

    ANASTACIA Kick-Off Meeting (Genoa, IT)

    All partners will meet in Genoa to officially launch the project, share a common project vision and define
    its scientific and technical roadmap.

  • May 3rd-4th 2017

    ANASTACIA Plenary Meeting (Murcia, ES)

    Activities are proceeding: partners will meet to assess the first ANASTACIA reference architecture, check advancements and plan the delivery of the first milestones and deliverables.

  • June 6th-9th 2017

    ANASTACIA @ IoTWeek 2017 (Geneve, CH)

    Our project will be presented in the IoT Risk Management section (IoT Security & Privacy Track)

  • June 6th-9th 2017

    ANASTACIA @ GIoTS 2017 (Geneve, CH)



    More events and results will follow!


ANASTACIA's public deliverables... stay tuned for our next results!

D1.1 "Holistic Security Context Analysis"


D1.2 "User Centred Requirements Initial Analysis"


D1.3 "Initial Dissemination Standardization and Outreach Strategy Plan"


ANASTACIA's publications - Open Access, Green Policy


The ANASTACIA project in figures

36 months duration

January 2017 - December 2019

14 partners involved

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7 countries represented

Italy, Spain, France, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland

6 target objectives

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2 demonstration use cases

Mobile Edge Computing and Smart Building

3,999,208.75 € funding

5,420,208.75 € costs

8 work packages

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41 deliverables

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32 milestones

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Who's Who in ANASTACIA

Stefano Bianchi

Project Coordinator, WP8 Leader
Softeco Sismat

Antonio Skarmeta

Scientific Coordinator, WP2 Leader
University of Murcia

Edgardo Montes De Oca

WP4 Leader

Tarik Taleb

WP3 Leader

Sebastien Ziegler

WP5 Leader
Mandat International

Alie El-din Mady


Menouer Boubekeur






Pedro Soria-Rodriguez

WP1 Leader

Bengt Sahlin


Thanasis Bouras

WP6 Leader

Panagiotis Gouvas

WP6 Leader

Dallal Belabed

WP7 Leader

Mathieu Bouet


Silvia Scaglione


Enrico Cambiaso


Maurizio Mongelli


Eunah Kim

Task 5.3 leader, WP5

Lucio Scudiero


Antonio Ortiz


... and many other guys who behind the scenes are making ANASTACIA a successful project!

Innovation Advisory Board (IAB)

Who's supporting ANASTACIA to have a real impact

IAB members will kindly to support the Consortium in the identification and implementation of the strategy to maximize the impact of results, overviewing and aligning the released outcomes with the industry’s and standardization bodies’ requirements.

Christian Mastrodonato

Konica Minolta

Stefano Secci

UPMC, Paris VI, LIP6

Jesus Luna

Robert Bosch Inc

Diego R. Lopez

Telefonica I+D


The industrial and academic partners who will make ANASTACIA rock cybersecurity!


We are eager to collaborate and share information!

Stefano Bianchi

Project Coordinator

Softeco Sismat

+39 010 6026 368


Antonio Skarmeta

Scientific Coordinator

Universidad de Murcia

+34 868 88 4607


Carmen Ifrim

Project Officer

European Commission

+32 2 296 0345