The consortium consists of partners with a proven track record of high quality research and technical expertise covering all fields of CYBECO research.

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress. It is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim. It has a staff of more than 13,000 employees, among these about 3,300 are permanent researchers and about 4,300 are pre- and post-doctoral researchers.

The CSIC has 71 institutes distributed throughout Spain. In addition, it has 54 Joint Research Units with universities or other research institutions. It has also a delegation in Brussels. CSIC has considerable experience in both participating and managing R&D projects.  Under the 7th FP CSIC signed 724 actions (including 62 coordinated by CSIC and 45 ERC projects). Funding wise, CSIC was listed the 6th organisation in Europe in the 7th Framework Programme.  In addition, CSIC presents a large participation in other European programmes as LIFE+, INTERREG, EMRP, RFCS, ERANET.  The intervening institute will be the  ICMAT (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Institute of Mathematical Sciences), the first mathematics institute recipient of the Severo Ochoa Excellence award that distinguishes the best research centres in Spain, which are now 23 in all research areas. It is a leading international centre of excellence which is also a key element in the strategy of the International Campus of Excellence jointly managed by CSIC and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and participated also by UC3M and UCM. It has held 10 ERC (European Research Council) Grantees, 1 AXA Chair, 4 Marie Curie projects, 5 ESF Networks, 1 NSF grant. Moreover, ICMAT is implementing an ambitious plan to promote the transfer of mathematical knowledge to Industry and enterprise through its Transfer and Europe Offices. The involved group within ICMAT focuses on inference and decision making for complex problems under uncertainty, including security and cybersecurity applications.

Relevant experience includes several projects such as the SECONOMICS (FP7 Socio Economics meets Security) (2012-2015) project aiming  to synthesize sociological, economic and security science into a usable, concrete, actionable knowledge for policy makers and social planners responsible for citizen’s security, the EJNET (Cost Expert Judgement Network) (2013-2017) project aiming at unifying and expanding expert judgement methods and applying them in relevant engineering environments, the RIMAS (2014-2016) project currently elaborating the national plan for aviation operational security for AESA, the AXA ARA Chair (2014-2021) project funded by AXA focusing on Adversarial Risk Analysis, and the machine learning in Data Science project  with applications to fraud detection in electronic transactions (2015-2016).

Role in CYBECO

The role of CSIC in CYBECO is to lead WP2 and to develop the adversarial risk analysis framework for cyber security risk management including cyber insurance.