CUT Research Centre undertakes innovative project on the protection of minors from internet threats

CUT Research Centre undertakes innovative project on the protection of minors from internet threats

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) multidisciplinary Social Computing Research Centre has recorded an important international success with its project entitled “Enhancing security and privacy in the Social web: a user-centered approach for the protection of minors (ENCASE)” which concerns the protection of minors from internet threats.

According to a CUT press release, the project was submitted in the framework of an invitation of the HORIZON2020 “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme and was evaluated as excellent. The project`s budget is up to 2,16 million euro and it has a four-year duration. Cypriot participants will be assigned a total budget of 756 thousand euro. Universities from the UK, Greece, Italy, and Spain also participate in the ENCASE project.

The main aim of ENCASE is to use the latest developments in security and private life issues, with a view to design and implement an innovative architecture which will be applied to web browser to protect minors from malicious activities on social media.

Lecturer at the CUT Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department Michael Sirivianos will be the coordinator of the project.

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