OPEN-SOURCE 911 FOR DIGITAL SPACE

How do we create an open-source automated dispatch center in the digital space, allowing any organization to improve its reporting, warning and response mechanisms?


APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
April-May-June




HACKATHON
September 11 – 13




ODYSSEY IGNITE
October




APPLICATIONS OPEN
January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
April-May-June




HACKATHON
September 11 – 13




ODYSSEY IGNITE
October



THE CHALLENGE

Create a new type of automated dispatch center for digital crime, incentivizing everyone to share and exchange relevant incidents, data and solutions to fight digital crime and increase resilience by improving security, incident response, crisis management and public safety.

CONTEXT

Digital crime is rising and seriously disrupting society, from cancelled medical operations to SMEs paying ransomware. Ransomware alone is predicted to hit USD 20 billion in damages in 2021, and cyber crime is more profitable than the illegal drug trade.

Law enforcement is often too late as they cannot act until a crime is reported, and cannot anticipate and prevent digital crime. This is increasingly important given its global nature. Crime isn’t reported to prevent reputational damage and because it ‘won’t be solved anyway’, if there is even a clear way to report.

There is no true security community or ecosystem that allows everyone to contribute, warn and act.

Law enforcement and cyber security firms cannot analyze transregional data to enable better and faster action, as current systems are fragmented, centralized and government owned.

IMPACT

Public-private collaboration is a game changer in combating cyber crime, from isolated SMEs to large coordinated attacks on national infrastructure, and allows everyone to contribute to security and safety.

A WINNING TEAM WILL...

Co-create an early warning and action system which allows organizations and ecosystems to learn from each other.
Consult SMEs, organizations and their IT providers. Do incentives include easy contribution, real-time feedback, anonymity as needed?
Co-create an inclusive, open source protocol solution on which anyone can build applications.
Demonstrate a potential application’s usefulness to stakeholders.

Key element
Incentivization.

ECOSYSTEM

Stichting Cybersafety Noord-Nederland
Samenwerking Noord (including IT service providers like IBM, CGI, KPN, Bossers & Cnossen, NoRisk IT and GetThere)
Connect FRL (including partners like Achmea and Aegon)
Bedrijvenvereniging WEST in Groningen (SME association)
Groningen Police
Groningen Justice department
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Hanzehogeschool
Noorderpoort
Alfa College

WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE WINNER

The challenge ecosystem commits to supporting the best team(s) in development and implementation. Sufficient funding for pilots is available. Beginning startups receive custom support.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

16.7 The responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

 

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

STUDENT TEAMS
STARTUPS
ESTABLISHED STARTUPS
SCALE-UPS
SMES
CORPORATE TEAMS

TEAM QUALITIES

The team is creative and does not rely on legacy solutions.

REQUIREMENTS

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Open-source; information about (solving) incidents, crime and threats must be publicly accessible.

PP

Anonymous; companies and individuals need to be able to stay anonymous.

PP

Accessible; reporting should be easy and preferably, automated.

START YOUR JOURNEY

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