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Do you have an innovative business idea that addresses one of M-Sec’s smart city challenges? Are you interested in security and privacy issues of IoT devices and apps? Then apply by 26 August, participate at the M-Sec Online Contest between 9 and 10 September and get the chance to design, develop and present your business idea before a panel of international experts

CONCORDIA’s Sector-specific Pilots – the basics

 

The collaboration between the academic and industrial community, where the research provides solutions for the identified industrial use cases, is organized in CONCORDIA’s work package by developing the so-called pilots. CONCORDIA is addressing industrial challenges in seven pilots – five sector-specific and two cross-sector pilots.

In CONCORDIA, we focus on the five sector-specific pilots, which are:

This week sees the launch of a brand-new Cybersecurity Label. The Label targets Europe’s small businesses, especially start-ups and micro-SMEs that are approaching the IT security assurance landscape for the very first time. Created in a partnership between SGS, the global leading testing, inspection and certification companies, and the EC-funded initiative cyberwatching.eu, the Cybersecurity Label represents an important first step for small-sized companies to understand their current cybersecurity weaknesses. 

Cybersecurity Competence Centre Pilot Projects: SME Impact and Opportunities

14/07/2021

DIGITAL SME Working Group Cybersecurity and Data Protection, together with Cyberwatching.eu, is organising a workshop on the Cybersecurity Competence Centre Pilot Projects on 14 July, 9.00 – 11.00 CEST, to discuss opportunities for SMEs or Digital Innovation Hubs to be engaged in the pilots.

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Happy birthday, GEIGER!

A year ago, we had a vision of a cybersecurity solution tailored for the needs and resources of small businesses, and a team of enthusiastic people from nine European countries ready and determined to tackle the challenges ahead. Since then, we studied in detail five diverse small businesses and talked to many more of them. Today, we have an impactful vision. We have designed a motivating approach to cybersecurity, and developed the first GEIGER prototype!

Shaping the future of cybersecurity - Priorities, challenges and funding opportunities for a more resilient Europe

13/07/2021

Shaping the future of cybersecurity - Priorities, challenges and funding opportunities for a more resilient Europe

13 July 2021 I 10:00 - 17:00 CEST

Thank you for joining us on the final webinar of the series of Cyberwatching.eu Concertation Meeting.

SCHREMS II & DATA TRANSFERS - Decision & Impact on SMEs

30/06/2021

In July 2020, the EU Court of Justice struck down the EU-US Privacy Shield, a major agreement governing the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the United States. The case (C-311/18), referred to as ‘Schrems II’, after the Austrian activist Max Schrems, who brought the case forward, assessed whether the mechanism used by Facebook Ireland to share European data with Facebook Inc (domiciled in the US) – Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) – was in violation of European citizens’ rights to privacy.

The European Commission has announced the creation of a Joint Cyber Unit to ensure an EU coordinated response to large-scale cyber incidents and crises, as well as to offer assistance in recovering from these attacks.

Advanced and coordinated responses in the field of cybersecurity have become increasingly necessary, as cyberattacks grow in number, scale and consequences, impacting heavily our security.

M-Sec EU & Japanese IoT citizens and stakeholders’ consultation preliminary results

At the end of 2020, the M-Sec Project launched a survey to the European and Japanese IoT community, to better understand their experience when using IoT devices and applications and on their knowledge of EU & Japan’s data protection regulations. 6 months after, and with more than 450 answers, here are the first insights from our community

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Do you have an innovative business idea that addresses one of M-Sec’s smart city challenges? Are you interested in security and privacy issues of IoT devices and apps? Then apply by 26 August, participate at the M-Sec Online Contest between 9 and 10 September and get the chance to design, develop and present your business idea before a panel of international experts

Future Events

Two H2020 projects: SOCCRATES (https://www.soccrates.eu/) and SAPPAN (https://sappan-project.eu/) jointly organize the NG-SOC 2021 workshop, to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2021 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)
August 17 – August 20, 2021, Vienna, Austria

17/08/2021 to 20/08/2021

Do you have an innovative business idea that addresses one of M-Sec’s smart city challenges? Are you interested in security and privacy issues of IoT devices and apps? Then apply by 26 August, participate at the M-Sec Online Contest between 9 and 10 September and get the chance to design, develop and present your business idea before a panel of international experts

06/09/2021 to 10/09/2021