Building on an EU wide sharing of data consolidated in a clearing house, ACDC delivers solutions and creates a pool of knowledge to help organisations across Europe fight botnets.


ACDC is open to new organisations to join its community.

Join the ACDC Community Portal and check out the benefits of being part of ACDC!


Started in February 2013, the European Advanced Cyber Defence Centre (ACDC) aims to create a community of stakeholders joining forces to fight botnets.

ACDC provides a complete set of solutions accessible online to mitigate on-going attacks and targeted both to end-users and to network operators. It also consolidates the data provided by various stakeholders into a pool of knowledge, accessible through the ACDC central clearing house.

ACDC reaches out to users across Europe through 9 national relay centres.

ACDC currently operates as a 30 months EU-supported pilot project, ending in July 2015 and aims to continue as a self-sustained infrastructure beyond the end of the project.
Initiated by 28 partners from 14 countries, ACDC is open to stakeholders from industry, public authorities and academia across Member States.

Support Centres

ACDC has succesfully deployed 9 national support centres that are providing an easy, basic solution for end user support especially for large-scale incidents, providing its own constituency with access to the different ACDC solutions that can be used to fight botnets, along with awareness and prevention coaching and free tools.

The 9 National Support Centres deployed by ACDC provide support and access to the different ACDC solutions that can be used to fight botnets.

Active Anti-Botnet Support Centers

European Support Centre Platform


Join the ACDC Community Portal!

ACDC has developed an online community portal designed to help CERTs, ISPs, ICT providers and research organisations to share data and solutions, to speed up the detection of botnets and ease the roll-out of innovative approaches across mobile devices and fixed computers.

ACDC Community portal purposes:

Share information and knowledge, taking part to specific activities such as participating to experiments, providing information about initiatives, providing and acquiring information about tools & services to fight botnets;

Improve communication with the other stakeholders active in the cyber security area;

Access the Data Clearing House and be supported in your fight against botnets

Community portal features:

News – stay tuned on the latest news about botnets, new events and availability of new solutions. Discover when a new botnet is detected and much more!

Initiatives – improve your awareness by collecting information about all existing botnet related initiatives

Tools and Services – check the list of available tools and services that you can implement to protect against botnets

Forum – share and discuss information about botnets

Data sharing – get the chance to provide and retrieve data sets provided mainly by Internet Service Providers

Experiments – join an experiment, find results of an experiments (open to all community members)

Documents – find documentation about the solutions you can adopt for your devices.


ACDC Community Portal has been officially launched during the ISD conference – this launch marks the official opening of ACDC to external organisations.

Do you want to be part of the biggest European Community of stakeholders joining forces to fight botnets? Join the ACDC Community Portal!