EUNITY Project Workshop – October 11-12, 2017

11/10/2017 to 12/10/2017

ICT opens up the world to SMEs and start-ups across Europe, giving them increased opportunities to grow their business but there is also a downside. Most SMEs significantly underestimate the risks they face and there are many reports revealing vulnerabilities affecting large companies. Similar impacts can be found for public sector organisations, notably healthcare facilities and services

Nick Ferguson, Trust-IT Services and coordinator presented how the project will help SMEs to address these challenges by giving them direct access to the results emerging from EU R&I project results. The overarching objective of is to reduce barriers to CS&P across the EU. To this end, will roll out a compelling set of practical outputs and assets benefitting both SMEs and R&I teams. The presentation focussed on the project’s main assets: the EU Cybersecurity & privacy observatory, an R&I Service catalogue, a marketplace of cybersecurity and privacy services and the SME end-user club., will become the online hub for R&I in cybersecurity & privacy in Europe offering European citizens access to innovative and trustworthy ICT products, services and software which take fundamental rights, such as privacy, into consideration.

The presentation also highlighted the important collaboration between EUNITY and and how the projects will work together to support the alignment between EU and Japanese cybersecurity and privacy policy.

The EUNITY project addresses scope 2 (international dialogue with Japan) of objective DS-05-2016 of the Horizon 2020 work programme. This two years project aims at developing and encouraging the dialogue between Europe and Japan on cybersecurity and privacy topics. is committed to supporting EUNITY on its 3 main objectives:

  1. Encourage, facilitate and support the ICT dialogue between relevant EU and Japanese stakeholders on matters relating to cybersecurity and privacy research and innovation issues;
  2. Identify potential opportunities for future cooperation between European and Japanese research and innovation ecosystems; and
  3. Foster and promote European cybersecurity innovation activities and increase the international visibility of EU activities in cybersecurity

The EUNITY consortium is formed of 5 European partners (IMT, ATOS, NASK, FORTH and KUL) and six Japanese associate partners (NAIST, UT, JAIST, Meiji, JPCERT, NTT). These partners have a long-standing history of working together. In particular, most of them were involved in the highly successful FP7 NECOMA project, which carried out joint research on cybersecurity and created solid and trust-based professional relationships.

About the EUNITY Workshop

Takeda Hall, the University of Tokyo
Address : 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, 113-8658 Japan
Subway station: Nezu (subway code: C14) or Todaimae (subway code: N12)

Draft agenda
October 11, 2017: 9:00 – 17:30

09:00 - 09:15    Registration
09:15 - 10:45    Session 1  (chair: Hervé Debar, IMT and Youki Kadobayashi, NAIST)

10:45 - 11:00    (coffee break)
11:00 - 12:00    Session 2: CERT  (chair: Pawel Pawlinski, CERT Polska)
                         Information sharing
                         Cyber-security monitoring
                         Incident coordination
12:00 - 13:30    (lunch break)
13:30 - 14:00    Session 3: CERT (continued)

14:00 - 15:30    Session 4: ECSO/JP  (chair: Pedro Soria, ATOS)

15:30 - 16:00    (coffee break)
16:00 - 17:30    Session 5: Industry (Workshop Format)  (chair: Pedro Soria, ATOS)
                         Bringing EU Cybersecurity & privacy research results closer to the market - Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & coordinator

October 12, 2017: 9:00 – 17:30

09:00 - 09:15    Registration
09:15 - 10:45    Session 6: Landscapes  (chair: Hervé Debar, IMT)                      
                         Restitution of 1st day
                         (EC/MIC Project Officers)

10:45 - 11:00    (coffee break)
11:00 - 12:00    Session 7: Legal and Policy (Workshop format)  (chair: Bart Preneel, KU Leuven)

12:00 - 13:30    (lunch break)
13:30 - 14:00    Session 8: Legal and Policy (continued)

14:00 - 15:30    Session 9: Research & innovation (Workshop format)  (chair: Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH)
                         Research problems
                         Mechanisms for collaboration
15:30 - 16:00    (coffee break)
16:00 - 17:30    Session 10: Wrap-up / summary

Registration information will be provided to subject matter experts through the partners and the associate partners of the EUNITY project.

This workshop is organized by the EUNITY project, in collaboration with the JSPS subcommittee 192 on Cybersecurity.



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