Horizon 2020 Press Release

PROTECTIVE H2020 Project Celebrates 1 Year in Operation

The Email Laundry brings Threat Intelligence Expertise to Improve Project Data

Kildare, Ireland, September 2017 – The PROTECTIVE project is a European Horizon 2020 project aiming to provide security teams, with a greater cyber defense capability through improved cyber situational awareness (CSA). This will simultaneously raise their level of awareness of the risk to their business posed by cyber-attacks as well as enhancing their capacity to respond to threats.

The project makes two key contributions to achieve enhanced situational awareness. First, it increases the computer security incident response team’s (CSIRT) threat awareness through improved security monitoring and increased sharing of threat intelligence between organizations within a community. Second, it ranks critical alerts based on the potential damage the attack can inflict on the threatened assets and hence to the organizations’ business. Alerts indicating a potential impact targeted important hosts will have a higher priority than other alerts. Through the combination of these two measures organizations are better prepared to handle incoming attacks, malware outbreaks, and other security problems and to guide the development of the prevention and remediation processes

The PROTECTIVE system is designed to provide solutions for public domain CSIRTs and SMEs who both have needs outside the mainstream of cyber security solution providers. Public CSIRTs’ needs arise in part because commercial tools do not address their unique requirements. This has created a shortfall, clearly articulated by ENISA, of tools with the required analytical and visualization capabilities to enable public CSIRTs provide optimized services to their constituency.

In addition, SMEs are vulnerable to cyber-attacks as they have limited resources to protect themselves and often a limited understanding of what needs to be done. Two pilots will be conducted to evaluate and validate the PROTECTIVE outcomes with CSIRTs from three NRENs and with SMEs via a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).

The Email Laundry brings its expertise in Threat Intelligence enrichment to the project to improve the data in all elements of the project. The Email Laundry also brings its knowledge of the Small and Medium Enterprise(SME) sector to leverage the valuable Threat Intelligence for the use of SMEs.

For more information on The PROTECTIVE project visit www.protective-h2020.eu. For more information on The Email Laundry visit www.TheEmailLaundry.com


The PROTECTIVE project is designed to improve organizations’ ongoing awareness of the risk posed to its business by cybersecurity attacks. The PROTECTIVE consortium is constituted of three National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), three academic and four commercial partners from eight countries so as to maximize the technical and commercial impact of the outputs and the dissemination and uptake of the results. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 700071


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