Cyberwatching.eu is the European observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy.
Funded under the European Commission's H2020 programme, this brand-new project will contribute to making the Digital Single Market a safer place by promoting the uptake and understanding of cutting-edge cybersecurity and privacy services which emerge from Research and Innovation initiatives across Europe.
First to benefit are SMEs who will have unlimited access to project information and also to a Marketplace of new services to help improve their cybersecurity offering.
In its four-year lifetime, Cyberwatching.eu will also play a key role in policy discussions.
In its mission to democratise cybersecurity for all, the project directly responds to the objectives of the recently signed contractual Public-Private Partnership on cybersecurity (c-PPP) which could become the reference framework for research and innovation initiatives across Europe.
As the online hub for research and innovation in cybersecurity & privacy in Europe, the Cyberwatching.eu website offers European citizens a single gateway to innovative and trustworthy ICT products, services and software which take fundamental rights, such as privacy, into consideration.
Cyberwatching.eu involves a variety of partners covering key sectors:
Coordinated by Trust-IT, experts in communication & marketing for ICT and cybersecurity & privacy, the project also includes the University of Oxford’s Oxford eResearch Centre, experts in cybersecuirty clustering and mapping activities; legal and privacy expertise in the form of ICT Legal; the Digital SME Alliance, representing a broad network of European SME associations; CONCEPTIVITY, a Swiss SMEs specialised in cybersecurity-related standardisation and certification; the Spanish cyber-cluster AEI Ciberseguridad, (together with their partner CITIC); and finally the cyberinsurance professionals AON.
In the last few years, cyber security has become more of a priority for all types of organisations than ever before.