In the European project ASPIRE, three market leaders in security ICT solutions (Nagra-Kudelski, Gemalto and SafeNet - both later acquired by Thales), and four academic institutions (Ghent University, UEL, FBK, Politecnico di Torino) joined forces to build an open-source software toolchain combining various software protections against Man-At-The-End (MATE) attacks on Android mobile applications.
ASPIRE was funded by the FP7-EU, from November 2013 to October 2016 (call Objective ICT-2013.1.5 Trustworthy ICT b), grant n. 609734. More information is available on the ASPIRE website, the ASPIRE software repository and its UEL online software protections, and the ASPIRE video tutorials.
UEL Principal Investigator: Dr Paolo Falcarin
Other UEL Researchers: Alessandro Cabutto, Gaofeng Zhang, Elena Gomez Martinez, Shareeful Islam, Christophe Tartary.
Other past projects of the SSE group are the FP7 project PANDORA, the ERDF project MCOM on mobile commerce for SMEs, the Powerchex Ltd Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), and the DefTrust EPSRC/British Telecom (BT) funded project. The group has provided knowledge transfer to the local community through schemes such as Innovation for Growth, Knowledge Connect, Innovation Associates, Enterprise Bureau, and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).