WG4 meeting was held in Helsinki on 28 September. The meeting gathered approximately 30 people, mostly from SMEs, startups and larger enterprises that are active in the cyber security sector.
The meeting was focussed on identifying the challenges faced by SMEs
and define together concrete actions
to be taken to increase their cybersecurity posture. Sebastiano Toffaletti
(Digital SME Alliance) chaired the meeting giving an overview of cyberwatching.eu
as an opportunity to make the Digital Single Market safer and more trusted by promoting the uptake and understanding of cutting-edge cybersecurity and privacy services which emerge from Research and Innovation initiatives across Europe.
In particular, participants reacted positively to the presentation of the SME End-User Club
, which was seen as a useful service to support innovation in SMEs
. Members of the SMEs End-User Club will have prime and guided access to the cyberwatching.eu Catalogue of Services and Marketplace
, acting as a ‘validation lab’ of European research results in the fields of cybersecurity & privacy.
Members of the club will also ensure feedback in terms of effectiveness and usability of the research results
, highlighting domain specific processes and practices, and defining their own specific needs, as well as having the possibility to create new connections and find collaboration partners from other EU countries.