A Vision for Security

EXUS security research and innovation activities focus on fight against terrorism and organised crime, the protection of the external European maritime and land borders, critical infrastructure protection, civil crisis management and cybersecurity resilience.

Transnational collaboration is considered by EXUS as an enabler of the harmonization of security operations in Europe, allowing for efficient planning, rapid response and effective disaster mitigation/relief. Our research effort is based on our European values and helps protect them.
At the same time, security technologies are becoming more and more present in modern societies prompting at times several concerns on the issue of privacy of citizens. It becomes therefore imperative to ensure ethical transparency of security research and development activities. We are active members of the Integrated Mission Group on Security and we contribute regularly to the public-private dialogue in security research via the European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF).
We understand that both human and natural factors may pose security risks. This is crucial in designing and developing technology solutions for effective preparation, prevention, protection, response and recovery.
EXUS actively supports the European Security Research and Innovation Agenda (ESRIA) by:
  • tackling the integration challenges of complex, mission-critical, security systems 
  • ensuring societal acceptance of our ideas through a carefully defined framework
  • exploiting diverse information exchanges to enhance openness of data
  • adopting security-by-design principles for the development of its solutions
  • development of enhanced situational awareness and decision support engines 
  • placing civil protection at the centre of our security research activities


EXUS’ vision towards a Secure Society aligns with the strategic research roadmap of the European Commission, as this was depicted in FP7 and is extended into Horizon 2020. See below some of our most recent innovation projects in the area of security focusing on:

  • Security of infrastructures and utilities
  • Intelligent surveillance and border security
  • Restoring security and safety in case of crisis
  • Security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and trust
  • Fight against crime and terrorism


RECRED. Fingerprint scan for security access with biometrics identification


From Real-world Identities to Privacy-Preserving and Attribute-Based Credentials for Device-Centric Access Control

The main idea behind ReCRED is to design and implement mechanisms that anchor all access control (AC) needs to mobile devices that users habitually use and carry. 

INSPEC2T - Inspiring citizen participation for enhanced community policing actions


Inspiring Citizens Participation for Enhanced Community Policing Actions

Community policing allows the police and the community to work together in new ways to solve problems of crime, disorder and safety, contributing to improving the quality of life for everyone in that community. INSPEC2T develops a sustainable framework for community policing that effectively addresses and promotes seamless collaboration between police and community. 

IN-PREP - An Integrated next generation preparedness programme


IN-PREP will develop and integrate novel tools to enhance the Preparedness phase of transboundary crisis management through scenario building and response planning.

Its main technological objective is to develop a metasystem that will be implemented and tested in realistic conditions to assess the effectiveness of the present framework and mechanisms to train for the unexpected. Since existing systems that support the organisations (governmental and non-governmental) are not only diverse but also very basic due to limited and fragmented budgets, IN-PREP proposes a state-of-the-art system that will overcome these limitations. This new platform will be designed with interoperability in mind, providing capabilities to exchange data in trans-organisation and transnational modes.

RANGER. Radars for long distance maritime surveillance and Search and Rescue operations


Radars for long distance maritime surveillance and search and rescue operations

EU trade, transport, tourism and economic development are directly dependent on open and safe seas and oceans. EU's maritime borders are widely spread including various topologies from open sea to semi-enclosed cabins with islands and islets. This poses great challenges that affect securing maritime border areas.

KONFIDO - Secure and Trusted Paradigm for Interoperable eHealth Services


Secure and Trusted Paradigm for Interoperable eHealth Services

KONFIDO advances the state of the art of eHealth technology with respect to four key dimensions of digital security, namely: data preservation, data access and modification, data exchange, and interoperability and compliance. 

GHOST - Safeguarding home IoT environments


The data intensive target sector selected for the DataBio project is the Data-Driven Bioeconomy, focusing in production of best possible raw materials from agriculture, forestry and fishery/aquaculture for the bioeconomy industry to produce food, energy and biomaterials taking into account also various responsibility and sustainability issues.

KONFIDO - Secure and Trusted Paradigm for Interoperable eHealth Services


Focus on addressing the needs of the safety of large facility visitors during complex evacuation processes.

EVAGUIDE project aims at developing a Security Management Platform for enhanced situation awareness and real-time adaptive evacuation strategies for large venues for sports and entertainment.

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Would you like to ask something about the projects we run? Are you interested in commonly exploiting our project results? We would like to hear from you!
Please contact us at: innovation@exus.co.uk

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