INNCYBER Innovation HUB
Elevator Pitch Event - 1st edition
The ceremony for the winning project of the 1st edition of the INNCYBER Call for Projects took place on October 8, at the General José Lemos Ferreira auditorium in the Air Force Staff.
30 teams participated in the 1st edition of the INNCYBER Call for Projects, resulting in a total of more than 90 participants including students (56) and supervising professors (39) from 17 universities in Portugal and Spain.
“iCatch - Intelligence System for the Characterization of Multi-Stage Cyberattacks”
The project “iCatch - Intelligence System for the Characterization of Multi-Stage Cyberattacks”, developed by João Orvalho, a student at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, under the guidance of Prof. Rui Silva from the same institution was the big winner of the 1st edition of INNCYBER.
According to the authors, iCatch is a system that allows the detection of multi-stage cyber attacks. Although there are systems that allow the detection of cyber attacks in isolation, as is the case with IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems), there is a lack of solutions capable of associating the various stages of a cyber attack in a logical sequence. The iCatch goes further using machine learning and other algorithms developed by the authors, having been successfully tested in complex environments and with several attacks simultaneously.
ICatch was awarded a monetary prize in the amount of € 5,000 for the student and € 2,500 for the tutor, delivered by Altice and Altice Labs.