Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica

CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica, is a research consortium founded in 1989 as a no-profit organization to foster the cooperation of Italian computer scientists and engineers in nation-wide and international projects in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It currently comprises the main Italian universities with Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments.

The Research Team, which will be contributing to the project, is the Fault and Intrusion Tolerant Networked SystemS (FITNESS) Research Group (, located in Naples, Italy, which consists of researchers who are currently at the University of Naples Parthenope (they were formerly at Federico II University and CINI). These researchers have been actively involved in several EU-funded projects.

Prof. Luigi Romano is a Full Professor at the Department of Engineering of the university of Naples “Parthenope”. He is an expert in system security and dependability. In FP7, he was the Technical Coordinator/Principal Investigator of the INTERSECTION, INSPIRE, INSPIRE INCO, MASSIF, and SAWSOC projects. He is a member of the European Network and Information Security Agency expert group on Priorities of Research On Current and Emerging Network Technologies (PROCENT). He is the Chair of the "Cyber Security" Working Group within the context of the SERIT initiative (SERIT, "Security Research in ITaly" is the technological platform for national security jointly promoted by CNR and Finmeccanica). He will be the technical coordinator of COMPACT.

Mariacarla Staffa, PhD is currently Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering of the University of Naples “Parthenope”, in Italy. She received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Naples “Federico II” with honours, in 2008. She got a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Automation Engineering from the University of Napoli in 2011. She is currently member of the FITNESS (Fault and Intrusion Tolerant NEtworked SystemS) Research Group of the University Parthenope, where her main interest is to explore the use of computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence algorithms to generate innovative solutions for addressing cyber-security problems.

Role and main tasks in COMPACT

CINI will be responsible for the technical leadership of the project. It will also provide a significant contribution to WP2 and specifically will lead task T2.6. Furthermore, CINI will lead WP3 on the design of the COMPACT architecture. CINI will also contribute to WP4 and will be responsible for task T4.3 on real time security monitoring and threat intelligence. CINI will be involved in the validation and demonstration activities and will contribute to dissemination and exploitation of project results.

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