CANVAS - Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity

Date: 
01/09/2016 to 31/08/2019

Introduction

The CANVAS Consortium – Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity – aims to unify technology developers with legal and ethical scholar and social scientists to approach the challenge how cybersecurity can be aligned with European values and fundamental rights.

Who is the project designed for?

  • Scientific audience: academics from the technical domain of cybersecurity and academics dealing with ethical, legal and social aspects of cybersecurity and related topics, students in ICT and related fields
  • General audience: policy makers, industry, general public

How is your project benefitting the end-user?

  1. We have created an 'alliance' to enable and strengthen intra-academic and industry-academia networking activities and knowledge sharing
  2. We are developing briefing packages for policy makers and industry stakeholders
  3. We are developing a 'reference curriculum' for academic and industry stakeholders
  4. We are developing MOOCs for academic and industry stakeholders

Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far

White papers:
Canvas White Paper 1 – Cybersecurity and Ethics
This White Paper outlines how the ethical discourse on cybersecurity has developed in the scientific literature, which ethical issues gained interest, which value conflicts are discussed, and where the “blind spots” in the current ethical discourse on cybersecurity are located.

Canvas White Paper 2 – Cybersecurity and Law
This White Paper explores the legal dimensions of the European Union (EU)’s value-driven cybersecurity. It identifies main critical challenges in this area and discusses specific controversies concerning cybersecurity regulation.

Canvas White Paper 3 – Attitudes and Opinions Regarding Cybersecurity
This White Paper summarises currently available empirical data about attitudes and opinions of citizens and state actors regarding cybersecurity. The data emerges from reports of EU projects, Eurobarometer surveys, policy documents of state actors and additional scientific papers.

Canvas White Paper 4 – Technological Challenges in Cybersecurity
This White Paper summarizes the current state of discussion regarding the main technological challenges in cybersecurity and impact of those, including ways and approaches to addressing them, on key fundamental values.

Events:
2017/06/12–14: CANVAS Workshop at Brocher Foundation Geneva – Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare – Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects
2017/11/22: Dr. Cyber – or who actually takes care of our digital health? [event in German], ETH Zürich

What are the next steps for your project?

Recent and Upcoming Events
2018/04/24–25: Workshop “Value-sensitive Cybersecurity in Health”, Regensburg, Germany
2018/05/28–29: Workshop Workshop “Towards a value-sensitive Cybersecurity Industry”, Helsinki, Finland
2018/09/05–07: Workshop “Value-sensitive Cybersecurity in National Security”, Bern, Switzerland
2018/09/24–26: ETHICOMP 2018 – Living with Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility

Completing briefing packages, reference curriculum, MOOCs and further academic publications, including the book The Ethics of Cybersecurity, Markus Christen; Bert Gordjin & Michele Loi (eds.) Springer, forthcoming 2019

News

EU to strenghten its expertise in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial developmen

Europe is stepping up its protection against cybersecurity threats, and is discussing a new structure of pool of expertise which will help secure the digital single market and increase the EU’s autonomy in the area of cybersecurity.

Europe is currently working on the establishment of a top knowledge base for cybersecurity and a network of national cybersecurity coordination centres called the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
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The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019
02/04/2019
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e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology

BRUSSELS

2 April 2019

10am to 4pm

 

e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.