France Télécom R&D is the corporate research and development arm of France Télécom, in charge of specifying, implementing and testing advanced services for the company. The group involved in the project is the Network and Services Security (NSS) laboratory of the Middleware and Advanced Platforms (MAPS) research and development center. The NSS laboratory is 65 people strong and covers all areas of research and development in information systems security. Beyond security engineering, the laboratory has a strong focus on research, funding more than 12 man-years on research issues, hosting 10 PhD students and managing external research contracts with leading French research institutions such as Supélec or the Groupement des Ecoles de Telecommunications (GET). The laboratory also contributes to several European projects, such as Ecrypt (NoE), Artist (NoE), Resist (NoE), Diadem (STREP) and Daidalos (IP).
Partner specific involvement in the wombat project
France Télécom R&D is the project coordinator; it has exhaustive experience in handling collaborative research projects at the European level. Furthermore, France Télécom R&D has significant research contributions in the project related to malware collection and analysis. As a participant to several honeypot alliances and an operator of specific wireless honeypot technologies, France Télécom will produce scientific research results for the project. As an industrial partner, France Télécom wishes to exploit the project results during the development of the LiveboxTM home or SME Internet gateway, and the hardening of its networking infrastructure. In WP3, France Télécom will contribute alternative honeypot technologies, related to wireless networks and to clientside honeypots. In WP4, France Télécom will develop new malware models using grammars to describe their behavior, and will use these grammars in WP5 to evaluate the detection capabilities of the tools we have in place for detecting malware propagation.