INTERSECT’s Federated Laboratory is now Online!

Within the Work Package 7 (WP7) of INTERSECT, the consortium recently achieved one of the first tangible outputs of the project, namely, the Federated Lab (FedLab).

In line with its inspiring principles, the FedLab aims at enabling collaborative research and facilitating a next-generation infrastructure for cyber security experimentation. More specifically, the FedLab is a virtual distributed infrastructure through which researchers and companies in the various domains can cooperate and test methods in a distributed infrastructure while relying on data, attack evidence, and techniques generated by joint experiments.

The Federated Lab, conceived as an output of the WP7 in the INTERSECT project, is a network of interconnected laboratories across universities and companies in the Netherlands. With the Federated Lab, universities and companies can share and use IoT devices and IoT-related cybersecurity capabilities, as conceived in the other WPs of the project.

The figure above provides an overview of the FedLab, with its purpose and ambitions.

As of March 2022, the FedLab already includes the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), University of Twente (UT), and TNO, and more partners are in line to join.

You can find more details on the FedLab, as well as some illustrative figures and videos, at the FedLab page on our website.

Written by Cristoffer Leite

Cristoffer Leite is a Researcher PhD student in the Security Group (SEC) at Eindhoven University of Technology, and an IT Researcher Intern at Forescout Technologies.