Improving cybersecurity for smart cities is a major advancement that will be made possible by the IRIS project. On 7 March 2024, the consortium made the first step and showcased the capabilities of the IRIS technology solution at CISCO premises in Barcelona, Spain, during the first wave of the project’s Pilot Use Case 1 (PUC). Besides the IRIS consortium partners, several stakeholders from national CERTs, the transportation and telecommunication sector, as well as vulnerable road users, attended the pilot and gave useful feedback.

The focus of the 1st PUC was to secure the IoT and control system infrastructure deployed in the tramway station against confidentiality and integrity breaches, promoting safety and security in urban environments and ensuring that trams, pedestrians and bikes can interact safely by mitigating the accidents resulting from man-made cyber-attacks. The Pilot Use Case was a success, achieving everything that was expected! The first wave of PUCs 2 and 3 will be completed by the end of March 2024.

You can find photographs from PUC 1, here