Social networks have made companies and public authorities exposed to what is called Social Engineering 2.0 – i.e. the manipulation of people through IT systems in order to get them to perform certain actions or pass on confidential information.

The aim of the DOGANA project is to define organisations' vulnerability to Social Engineering (SE) and also to reduce the risks related to Social Engineering.

DBI is responsible for developing tools which increase focus on the risks related to Social Engineering. In addition, DBI will perform extensive testing of the DOGANA platform, with six users working in critical areas such as energy, finance, transport, utility companies and public authorities.

Business partners

  • Engineering International Belgium, ENG, Belgium
  • ICT Center of Excellence For Research, Innovation, Education and Industrial Labs partnerships, CEFRIEL, Italy
  • Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT, Austria
  • Consorzio nazionale interuniversitario per le telecomunicazioni, CNIT, Italy
  • INESC INOVAÇÃO - Instituto de Novas Tecnologias, INOV, Portugal
  • National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, NCSRD, Greece
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, SUPSI, Switzerland
  • KU Leuven, KUL, Belgium
  • PROPRS Ltd. PROPRS, United Kingdom
  • VisionWare Sistemas de Informação SA, VIS, Portugal
  • Thales Communications and Security SA, TCS, France
  • Hewlett Packard HP, Italy
  • ELTA Solutions Ltd, ELTA, Israel
  • Gabinete Nacional de Segurança, GNS, Portugal
  • Regia Autonoma de Transport Bucuresti, RATB, Romania
  • Hellenic Ministry of Defence, HMOD, Greece

The project is for EUR 5 million and is financed by EU Horizon 2020.


Project Lead
Lauge Vithner Jensen
Security Advisor Bachelor of Emergency and Risk management Certified Prince2® Practitioner, PeopleCert


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