The European Commission recently approved the project YAKSHA, which will reinforce European Union (EU) and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) cooperation and build partnerships in the Cybersecurity domain by developing a solution tailored to specific users and national needs, leveraging EU Know-how and expertise. YAKSHA will develop innovative methods for malware detection, collection and analysis, as well as design a specialised system to be used for long-term storage and analysis of the information, and deploy standard information formats and interfaces to facilitate intero

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YAKSHA will build an ecosystem of partners around its solutions that will contribute to enhancing cybersecurity skills in Europe and creating new positions for cybersecurity specialists in ASEAN. Moreover, the direct access to the important ASEAN market will positively impact the competitiveness of European security industry. The YAKSHA software solution will be validated in real-world pilot projects in both EU and ASEAN, initially focusing on Vietnam and Greece, and with plans to expand the deployments to other countries.

The project, budgeted at €2.5 million1, is scheduled to run from January 2018 until June 2020. The project is coordinated by Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (Portugal) and includes seven European partners: University of Piraeus Research Center (Greece), Studio Alessandro Guarino (Italy), Inno TSD (France), Motivian EOOD (Bulgaria), Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. - OTE AE (Greece), Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (Finland), ATOS SPAIN S.A. (Spain) and five Southeast Asian partners: Vien Khoa Hoc Cong Nghe VINASA (Vietnam), Cybersecurity Malaysia (Malaysia), National Science & Technology Development Agency (Thailand), ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association (Thailand), and Cong Ty Tnhh Digital Identity (Vietnam).


Cybersecurity Awareness and Knowledge Systemic High-level Application
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