at ECSO WG4 meeting in Helsinki

ECSO 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 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 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.


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

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

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


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.