R&D Projects


certMILS

R&D Projects


certMILS

certMILS: Compositional security certification for medium- to high-assurance COTS-based systems in environments with emerging threats (EU, Horizon 2020)

certMILS is a five year project that started on January 1, 2017 and will be coordinated by Technikon. It aims to protect critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks by compositional security certification and delivers a certified MILS platform, for the first time in Europe.

The major objectives of certMILS are:

  • Transfer know-how in compositional safety certification to security certification
  • Make certification of composed systems affordable
  • Preservation of certified assurance throughout operational deployment
  • Involvement of all stakeholders in different industry domains
  • Certified European MILS platform
  • Develop and apply compositional certification methodology on three industrial pilots
  • MILS Platform Protection Profile
  • Guidelines and templates for MILS certification

certMILS increases the economic efficiency and European competitiveness of Cyber-physical systems (CPS) development, while demonstrating the effectiveness of safety & security certification of composable systems.
The project employs a security-by-design concept originating from the avionics industry: Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS), which targets controlled information flow and resource usage amongst software applications. certMILS reduces certification complexity, promotes re-use, and enables secure updates to CPS throughout its lifecycle by providing certified separation of applications.

The project involves the following partners: Elektrotechnický zkušební ústav, Epoche & Espri, NXP Semiconductors, Schneider Electric España, Thales Austria, UniControls, Uni Rostock

For more information, please go to certmils.eu