Strategic programs for advanced research and technology in Europe (SPARTA)

This is Sparta! Sound familiar? In this case, SPARTA means something quite different from what we know from the movie. It's a call for European cooperation.


The main goal of the SPARTA project was to establish actual cooperation in the field of cybersecurity and to jointly verify innovative ideas so that they could develop in smaller consortia. The project was to lead to the building of a European network of cybersecurity competencies and the development of a European roadmap for research and development in this field.

zespół w pracy
Project leader
Dr Adam Kozakiewicz

What we did

The project has succeeded in rethinking how ICT security research, innovation, and training are conducted in Europe. By sharing experiences, SPARTA has contributed to increasing European strategic autonomy.

As part of the SPARTA project, NASK is developing tools to support malware analysis. NASK-PIB’s largest undertaking under the project was the development of malware analysis tools conducted under our proposed MAMAA (Modern Approach to Malware Analysis Automation) scenario. We developed tools for code similarity analysis, sample classification and visualization of results. The tools have been implemented as part of the MWDB platform and are used in the daily work of the CERT Polska team, helping to protect the Polish Internet.

We have also developed – in cooperation with the VARIoT project that NASK-PIB also coordinates, possibility – to check the security of their Ubuntu system (based on a list of packages), or Java applications (based on a list of Maven packages). The scanners are available in this link. As part of the SPARTA project, two programs with NASK’s participation have developed:

  • “T-SHARK – Fullspectrum cybersecurity awareness”
  • “CAPE – Continuous assessment in polymorphous environments”.

More information about the project and its achievements can be found on the project website.