Project Category: Development
Technology that makes people feel safe. Established in January 2018, Uppsala Security’s mission is to prevent criminal activities from happening and mitigate the damages when they do happen by using affordable and effective security solutions. Our project built the first crowdsourced Threat Intelligence platform known as the Sentinel Protocol, powered by blockchain technology. Supporting the framework is a team of security analysts and researchers, who aim to deliver a safely interconnected experience with a suite of solutions that meet the compliance standards of the cybersecurity industry.
In light of the recent ongoing scams and impersonators within the ICON Network community but also motivated to contribute to a safer online space, we decided to be pro-active by sharing our Contribution Proposal focused on implementing working cybersecurity solutions that will improve the overall security of the ICON Ecosystem and will prevent the loss of funds by ICX community members.
With the following solutions, we aim to provide safer ICX transactions and protect the ICON community:
Integration of the Interactive Cooperation Framework (ICF) API with the official ICONex Wallet
Wallet services today have limited ability to prevent users from accepting or sending crypto funds to malicious addresses. By integrating the Interactive Cooperation Framework (ICF) API within the ICONex wallet, these issues can be easily solved, since ICX token owners will be able to query the Threat Reputation Database (TRDB) in real time. The blockchain-based Threat Reputation Database (TRDB) is the backbone of our cybersecurity solutions, storing curated crowdsourced data related to the latest cyber threats.
The API will enable the ICONex wallet to query the Threat Reputation Database (TRDB), whitelists and blacklists (Millions of security indicators);
ICONex wallet users will be automatically notified when interacting with a blacklisted ICX wallet address, and therefore preventing the transactions with malicious actors;
The ICF uses STIX, a standardization format widely recognized internationally (will no longer need to run multiple threat intelligence checks);
ICX community members can report cybersecurity incidents within the Sentinel Portal, and security experts will start investigating the cases. Any confirmed data will then be stored in the TRDB and therefore contribute to a safer ICONex wallet.
Integration of Uppbot within the official ICON Project Telegram channel
At Uppsala Security we always strive to built cybersecurity solutions that are pinpointing the most urgent needs within an ecosystem. This being said, we could not oversee the huge amount of digital assets that were lost due to scams over the years, with a large portion happening on social media platforms like Telegram. Unfortunately, these scams continue to happen as impersonators take advantage of the new users in the blockchain ecosystem that do not cease to join the industry.
Uppbot is a Telegram bot that acts like a cybersecurity expert active around the clock and is able to recognize any wallet address, telephone number, URL or social media account that was reported and registered as malicious in the Threat Reputation Database (TRDB). The bot automatically detects and reports within the Telegram channel whenever a user tries to share malicious data or impersonate a certain user/ P-Rep and therefore prevents members of the ICON Telegram channel from interacting with malicious parties. This ultimately leads to less ICX funds being lost due to scammers and impersonators.
Why Uppsala Security?
- Strong team of security experts;
- Pioneers in the blockchain cybersecurity space;
- Designed a decentralized data hub that now has more than 1 Million security indicators;
- Developed working cybersecurity products that have been already proven successful;
- Created a cybersecurity app that is now available on the Samsung Blockchain Wallet.
- Project Duration
The total amount of time required for the previously mentioned integration phases will be approximately 2 months.
- Project Milestones (dates are approximate depending on when the project starts)
16.03.2020 - 10.04.2020: Interactive Cooperation Framework (ICF) API testing and integration with the official ICONex wallet;
13.04.2020 - 24.04.2020: Testing and integration of Uppbot within the official ICON Project Telegram channel;
27.04.2020 - 01.05.2020: Press release, Medium article and ongoing promotion of the ICF API integration and Uppbot implementation for the ICON Project on the Uppsala Security social channels and mediums (Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, Blockfolio Signal, Delta Direct, Coingecko Beam and Korean Newsletter)
- Funding Amount Requested
The total amount required for the project is 15.000,00 USD (equivalent in ICX)
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- Team Contact Information
Uppsala Security Forum: https://forum.sentinelprotocol.io
- Public Address