The Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC) is the beneficiary of a non-reimbursable financing for the implementation of “DNS4EU and European DNS Shield – 21-EU-DIG-EU-DNS” project, under the grant agreement no. 101095329. The project is financed through granting authority: European Health and Digital Executive Agency (Hadea), under the call CEF-DIG-2021-CLOUD topics, type of action: Connecting Europe Facility Infrastructure Projects.
WHALEBONE, SRO - Czech Republic
• CZ.NIC, ZSPO - Czech Republic
• CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE - Czech Republic
• TIME.LEX - Belgium
• DESEC EV - Germany
• DIRECTORATUL NATIONAL DE SECURITATE CIBERNETICA – Romania
• SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET – Hungary
• A BI LAB-CENTRO DI RICERCA E INNOVAZIONE PER LA BANCA -Italy
• NAUKOWA I AKADEMICKA SIEC KOMPUTEROWA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY – Poland
• MINISTRY OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE – Bulgaria
• CESNET ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB - Czech Republic
• GABINETE NACIONAL DE SEGURANCA – Portugal
• F-SECURE OYJ - Finland
Duration of the action: 36 months, starting 1st of January 2023
Total value: € 6,173,310 of which non-reimbursable financial assistance: € 3,086,655
DNSC budget: € 203,600 of which non-reimbursable financial assistance: € 101,800
Project website: www.joindns4.eu
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen European technology sovereignty offering and significantly improve the situation with recursive DNS servers in Europe. DNS-EU offers to EU citizens, businesses, and public administration a comparable alternative to global services such as Google or Cloudflare, but to go further and become a leader supporting newest technologies and standards while respecting a high level of security and privacy.
The DNS recursive service will be available for all internet users in Europe. The DNS4EU cloud resolver will be running in at least 14 localities in 13 various countries across the EU. Expected performance of the DNS4EU Cloud resolver is way above 1 million requests per second.
From the technological point of view, the project combines cloud and on-premises components delivered through publicly available resolvers and thanks to introduction into ISPs networks. This shall secure a significant adoption rate among residential, corporate, and public end-users in the EU. The maturity of the solution will be ensured by adopting latest security and privacy-enhancing standards.
The DNS will be easy to configure by the end users and supported via a wide range of applications and operating systems and will provide focused security protection for EU countries against malware and phishing without sacrificing speed and stability. The service will strictly following EU privacy requirements.
The project aims to developed widely recognized solution that will be used by at least 100 million users across Europe over 5 years, 35 million of them during the project. This will disrupt the dominance of the current players. The consortium believes that thanks to its technological maturity and targeted communication activities, the project will become one of the successful flagships, like the .eu domain or eIDAS, which will set the direction not only in Europe but also globally.
The activities of the project are the following:
WP2: Deployment premium and wholesale services
WP4: Ensure adoption by the community
WP5: Legal, ethics and policy issues
WP6: Project management
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