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Digital Urban European Twins

DUET is an Innovation project designed to leverage the advanced capabilities of cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) to evolve the traditional public policy making cycle using large open data sources. The aim is to help public sector decision-making become more democratic and effective, both in the short and long term, through the development and use of Digital Twins for policy impact exploration and experimentation in entire cities and regions.

These digital replicas of a cities system will (a) enhance day-to-day city management by helping city managers react quickly to real-time events through rapid experimentation of different decision impacts, and (b) ensure longer term policy decisions are more effective and trusted by enabling city managers from different units, to explore and discuss with citizens and businesses city issues in a visual, easy-to-digest way via a common view.

Developed and tested in cities and Regions at different points in their digital transformation journeys – Flanders Region, Belgium, the City of Athens, Greece and City of Pilsen, Czech Republic – DUET will create the concept of Policy-Ready-Data-as-a-Service and ensure all cities across Europe will be able to create their own their own Digital Twins that address ethical considerations around data use whilst also complying with Europe’s stringent privacy and security regulations.

This project is supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Program.

Regarding DUET, AEGIS is offering its cyber-security solutions and services to ensure security, privacy, trustworthiness and integrity. Specifically, (i) Cyber Forensics Monitoring and Visualization toolkit to help operators (IT and non- IT experts) to gain situational awareness and react fast in cases of security breaches as well as discover potential threats; (ii) Timeline analysis service, that offers the ability to “travel back in time” and compare the current situation with similar events that occurred in the past. This allows fresh data to be compared against patterns encountered before (correlation algorithms); (iii) Preconfigured views service, that offers the ability to adapt the display of information based on previously encountered situations; and (iv) Threat hunting service, that offers the ability of proactively and iteratively search through networks to detect and isolate advanced threats that evade existing security solutions.