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D3.8 From Research to Standards in Cybersecurity

Cyberwatching.eu has been on the forefront of addressing the key issue of standards (and that issue is trust), via the in-project development of the Light Cybersecurity Label, which is a key result of this project that will “live on” well beyond the lifetime of cyberwatching.eu. Thus, this is proof that the European Commission Horizon 2020 funding has been well spent in the pursuit of addressing the needs of the cybersecurity ecosystem and for European citizens and the broader society to have “trustworthy” systems and solutions that enable SMEs and even any organisation to bring key trusted innovations to the European and global markets. Furthermore, the Light Cybersecurity Label can be achieved within limited budgets and even used by those with limited resources (human and other) with a genuine opportunity for SMEs to sell their “trusted” solutions. This is truly part of the long-lasting legacy of the cyberwatching.eu project.

In addition to describing and explaining in detail the Light Cybersecurity Label, this deliverable also aims to provide a snapshot of the ongoing innovations and efforts to address certification and related standards within Europe, while recognizing at the same time that the situation is not static, but rather constantly evolving. The deliverable also illustrates the EC projects, ECSO efforts, ENISA efforts and other aspects and work in the research and standards area so that a clear picture can emerge for the readers of this document. At the same time, it must be noted that this is only a “snapshot” in time, such that the evolution will continue beyond this current timeframe. Efforts of organisations such as Working Group 1 of the European Cyber Security Organisation (chaired by the CEO of CONCEPTIVITY) will be contributing even further to the development of the cybersecurity certification framework well beyond the lifetime of the cyberwatching.eu project.

It is in this context that this deliverable aims to briefly summarise what has occurred up to this moment, what is currently happening and what could be possible in the future.


On the event of the adoption of the draft regulation laying down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, the AI4HealthSec project kicked off a process to provide its opinion.