Institut Mines-Telecom is a French public research and education organization placed under the aegis of the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment whose missions are to provide programmes for higher education, conduct research and support economic development in the field of information and communication technologies and sciences. The Institut Mines-Telecom is one of the major French players of the R&D Framework Programme (FP) in ICT (Information & Communication Technologies). It coordinates a network of excellence on future networks (Euro-NF) and is a key contributor in a number of STREP and IP projects.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2010 pro forma revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. ATOS carries out managed security services and security monitoring services for its customers. In particular, the Atos High Performance Security (AHPS) solution allows Atos customers to obtain the same security service implemented by Atos for the Olympic Games. AHPS is enabled by a leading edge heterogeneous environment that integrates both central cloud and local digital infrastructure across Europe. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the research, development and innovation hub of Atos and it is a key reference for the whole Atos group, delivering technology innovation to our customers. Within ARI, the Trustworthy Services and Systems (TSS) Laboratory conducts research in trust, security and privacy domains for the improvement of IT security, as well as the increase of trust and dependability in systems and services.
The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) is the largest Greek State Research and Development Center. It consists of six Institutes; the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) is one of them. In its thirty-year history, FORTH-ICS has established itself as an internationally known and highly competitive research institute, with modern infrastructure and a broad range of research, development, and educational activities in computer science, computer engineering and in communications. FORTH-ICS is staffed by high quality personnel (Ph.D's, engineers, graduate student research assistants and undergraduate student trainees).
The Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) is a research institute active in Poland since March 1991. The speci fic groups that will take part in the project are CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Polska and Network and Information Security Methods Team (NISM). CERT Polska was set up to handle Internet security incidents for the '.pl' constituency and has been operational since 1996. CERT Polska runs a nation-wide early warning system using a large distributed network of sensors located in various Polish institutions. The NISM Team exists as a separate unit in the NASK's Research Division since 2009. Research includes advanced data analysis methods, trust management, threat detection methods, virtualization security, etc. NASK has contributed to many EU funded projects, under FP7 (WOMBAT, CERT Polska & NISM), FP5 (eCSIRT.net, CERT Polska) and the Safer Internet Action Plan (SpotSpam and NIFC Hotline Polska, CERT Polska).
6cure is a French SME and a spin-off from Orange Labs. Its business is providing solutions for active defense against attacks on information systems and networks to guarantee the availability and quality of customers' services. The company proposes a threat management system enabling an informed choice and deployment of different active countermeasures to attacks against the protected information system; and a threat protection system allowing real-time cleaning of network flows from malicious content. 6cure team has several years of experience in the security information and event management and countermeasure domains, both in in terms of building products and in instilling scientific research into products. This allows the company to provide the project with both market related input and technical expertise. Furthermore, as a solution vendor 6cure is interested in exploring the possibilities of exploiting project results, especially from the work on DDoS attack detection and mitigation, and in more generally from countermeasure decision and deployment.
Nara Institute of Science and Technology is a national institution for research and postgraduate education. NAIST has been one of the top Computer Science research institution in Japan, according to several independent evaluations. It has participated in key national R&D programs for cybersecurity in the past years, and it has also been leading the cybersecurity education program among regional university consortium. Researchers at NAIST, especially in the field of cybersecurity, have been playing leadership role in other national research institutions, operational agencies, and government agency subcommittees, e.g., NICT, JPCERT/CC, and JSPS.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), founded in 1992, is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design. The company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States.
The National Institute of Informatics (NII) is a national laboratory active in information-related fields, including networking, software and content, since 2000. NII also operates a Japanese academic backbone network (The Science Information Network; SINET) for more than 700 universities and research institutions. It connects many research facilities in such fields as seismology, space science, high-energy physics, nuclear fusion, computing science, and so on. It is now being used by over 2 million users and supports international research collaboration through international lines. The researchers in networking field in NII are involved in both research and development/deployment of SINET.
Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design, also known as KMD, is a newly established graduate school in April 2008. It doesn't have associated undergraduate program but offers master's program as well as doctoral program. The major focus of the graduate school is to study interdisciplinary design related issues where four principal factors, Design, Technology, Management, Policy are deeply related. More than half of full-time faculty members have engineering background including computer science. KMD focuses on collaboration with various entities to perform its projects. It established Cute-Center with National University of Singapore as well as International Virtual-Reality Research Center.
The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, the University of Tokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. The University of Tokyo has a faculty of over 4,000 and a total enrollment of about 29,000, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate students. As of 2006 there were 2,269 international students, and over 2,700 foreign researchers come annually to the university for both short and extended visits. The University of Tokyo is known for the excellence of its faculty and students and ever since its foundation many of its graduates have gone on to become leaders in government, business, and the academic world.