Objectives of the FORTIKA project

In order for FORTIKA to successfully realize its vision, a set of objectives are set, covering the project’s scientific, and technological aspects throughout its duration as well as the exploitation of the project’s results after its end. The overall project success will be defined by the efficiency and effectiveness of the appropriate synthesis, as well as the individual quality of the specific achievements related to the project’s objectives, clearly measured by the indicators defined in Section 1.1.3 (Key Performance Indicators). The FORTIKA objectives are described in what follows:

Objective 1

…to provide a modular, embedded, secure-by-design, smart & robust security layer in low-cost (i.e. price, energy & storage), enhanced with an adaptive data security management tool.


Objective 2

…to create a B2B cyber security marketplace for SMEs to allow easy access to peer-reviewed, existing, trusted solutions from a wide range of security solution providers & comparative data on the basis of functional characteristics & pricing.


Objective 3

…to provide tailored cyber security insights, highly sensitive to the context & the requirements of the user, in line with each SME needs:

  • scrutable user-side personalization with dynamic privacy control
  • re-usability of the parts of a user model across different services


Objective 4

…to offer a novel architecture for the provision of highly adaptive cyber security services & intelligence dynamically adjusted to the changing needs of SMEs.


Objective 5

…to apply behavioural analysis to detect & assess the risk level from organisational processes and/or individual behaviours so as to implement appropriate incentives for behavioural change & awareness enhancement.


Objective 6

…to validate the proposed technology & business framework against performance, effectiveness and usability indicators with demonstrations in small SMEs. SMEs with a low level of digitization

  • a lightweight standalone smart router with embedded security functionalities and a simple GUI In fully digitized SME
  • advanced architectures (e.g. a number of routers with a centralized management engine) & more sophisticated functionalities


Objective 7

…to formulate the appropriate business models & to settle IPR procedures for pushing the outcome of this action as a commercial product in the relevant SME market.