Engineering and its role in the KINAITICS project

10 May 2023
Engineering and its role in the KINAITICS project

Author: Marco Angelini / ENG


Engineering (ENG) is the Digital Transformation Company, leader in Italy and expanding its global footprint, with around 12,000 associates, with over 60 offices spread across Europe, the United States, and South America and global delivery.


The Engineering Group, consisting of over 20 companies in 12 countries, has been supporting the continuous evolution of companies and organizations for more than 40 years, thanks to a deep understanding of business processes in all market segments, fully leveraging the opportunities offered by advanced digital technologies and proprietary solutions.


With a strong and relentless focus on Innovation, through our R&I division that comprises over 450 researchers and data scientists (and a global innovation network of universities, startups, and research firms), the Group continues to invest in international R&D projects while exploring groundbreaking technologies and developing new business solutions. The Group continuously invests in human capital, with the internal “Enrico Della Valle” IT & Management Academy, which provides continuous upskilling and reskilling paths for both company employees and stakeholders, with over 25,000 training days per year.


The Engineering Group boasts a diversified portfolio built around proprietary solutions, best-of-breed market solutions, and managed services, and continues to expand its expertise through M&As and partnerships with leading technology players. Our 40+ years presence in all market segments (from Finance to Healthcare, from Utilities to Manufacturing and many more) has allowed us to build deep knowledge of business needs and anticipate them by exploring constantly the evolution of technologies, especially in the field of Cloud, Cybersecurity, Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence and Data.


This unique approach positions Engineering as a key player in the creation of digital ecosystems that bridge the gap between different markets, while developing composable solutions that ultimately foster a continuous Business transformation.

We invest in R&I to support the continuous improvement of the whole organisation in increasing its competitive capacity and fulfilling the needs of a fluid, rapidly changing market. We are among the most active research companies in EU, attracting funds from national & EU research programs.


In KINAITICS project, ENG is leader of a Work Package (number 4) dedicated to “Defence strategies for AI systems empowerment”. It will also be responsible for the Deliverable 2.2 “Report on a threat-risk assessment framework in cyber-physical systems in the era of artificial intelligence” and it will contribute to the analysis of social engineering attacks. ENG will be responsible for development of Deliverable D4.1 “Tools for improved response based on autonomous AI detectors and defenders”. Finally, ENG will host the KINAITICS integration environment.


Key people in KINAITICS are

  • Mr. Marco Angelini

He is graduated as an engineer from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He works at Engineering’s R&D labs since 2014, initially in the healthcare domain and then in the cybersecurity team since 2018. He is certified Prince2® Practitioner and SCRUM Master. His background includes business analysis, focused on requirements engineering. He has been involved in national and international research projects. He has gained a deep knowledge of H2020 projects and their processes. In the context of the HERMENEUT and COMPACT projects, he led the management aspects and acted as PMO. He’s also PMO of CyberSEAS project.

  • Mr. Vincenzo Napolitano

Currently he is working as Cyber Security Researcher at Innovation and Research Labs. Resilience grower, his experience has been focused on cyber risk assessment (IT and OT), Social Engineering assessment, and experimenting with the possibility to power such assessment by leveraging Machine Learning and NLP analysis. As Technical Manager, besides the integration design activities, he also analyze security solutions that meet end-user requirements, especially following “privacy” and “security” by design paradigms. Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Risk Governance, Incident Response, and Adversary simulation.

  • Mr. Maurizio Casciano

He is graduated as a doctor in Computer Science at the University of Salerno, Italy. In 2017 he joined the Cyber Security research unit of the R&D Department at Engineering as a researcher and developer. He contributed to the design and development of different H2020 and EIT Digital projects, such as DOGANA, HERMENEUT, COMPACT, InfraStress, 7SHIELD, PrOTectME and CitySCAPE. During these projects, he gained experience in IT & OT Cyber Risk Assessment, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Financial Impact Assessment and Social Engineering. His main technical skills and expertise include Java, Python, Spring-Boot, FastAPI, MongoDB, Angular, OpenAPI, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, Keycloak, Kafka, Task, Git, Linux, Docker, Apache HTTP Server, GitLab, Jenkins and Nexus.