One key objective of secUnity is a roadmap of IT security research supported by the entire security community. Only a common vision arising from an intense dialog in various formats with all parties involved allows the Community on a medium and long term to jointly address innovative research issues and, in this way, speak with one voice. This secUnity roadmap “Cybersecurity Research: Challenges and Course of Action” was officially presented on 5th February 2019 in Brussels an is the main result of our work.
In 2016, secUnity started with the discussion paper "Central Challenges in IT Security Research". In the above-mentioned roadmap, the analysis of the already identified challenges and problems has been deepened and extended to further topics and outlines of possible solutions. For both projects, secUnity was able to win further experts from universities and industry in Europe as authors.
One mechanism for identifying research projects which are innovative and also relevant to application is our IT-security Q&A platform. It allows users to ask questions about specific requirements which will then be answered by research experts and can be included in the roadmap process together with original research topics.
Additionally, the secUnity-team presents and answers questions raised during special events on cyber security. The secUnity project wishes to give incentives to researchers and industrial actors to discuss new research topics. This platform ist meant to support the interdisciplinary exchange in cyber security.