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Supporting European SMEs on the journey to better cybersecurity

Supporting European SMEs on the journey to better cybersecurity

The event postponed to a later date, we will update it soon!

With the 2020 Cybersecurity strategy, Europe has placed an advanced cybersecurity and privacy framework at the heart of its digital single market. Standards and certifications are an essential ingredient, enabling consistency among developers and serve as a reliable metric for purchasing security products or systems and creating trust in them.

Standards and certification can shape better cybersecurity, a key market differentiator for companies today. However, with often restricted budgets and resources, Europe’s many SMEs and micro-enterprises need to clearly understand their status, how and where they can improve their cybersecurity posture quickly by accessing more adoptive methods.

In this webinar we’ll be launching the Cybersecurity Label, created by cyberwatching.eu in collaboration with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

The label represents a consistent and trusted online resource which can help SMEs and micro-enterprises understand key concepts and create a clear path to further action to their journey towards certification landscape and language or improve compliance to regulations.

With presentations on the importance of standards and certification from the European Commission, key policy makers and SMEs themselves, we’ll hear how certification and standards are essential for any business in Europe.

New technologies, such as AI and Blockchain, are pushing the boundaries of existing privacy regulations, we’ll also discuss how Europe’s Research and Innovation community is addressing the issue head on in a number of vertical sectors.  Finally, we’ll also hear how Europe is funding the active participation of Europeans in improving and creating new cybersecurity standards.



Time (CEST)    Session

10:00 - 10:05

Framing the workshop & its aims – Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator, cyberwatching.eu Workshop Moderator 

10:05 - 11:25

Standards and certification for a trusted Digital Europe

Chair – Mark Miller, Conceptivity & Cyberwatching.eu

  • The Cybersecurity label powered by Cyberwatching.euA lightweight path to better cybersecurity for SMEs – Lucio Gonzalez, SGS
  • ICT Standardisation in Horizon Europe & the Digital Europe Programme – TBC, European Commission
  • ECSO WG 1 Standardisation, certification and supply chain management - Roberto Cascella, ECSO
  • Supporting European participation in the standardisation process – George Sharkov, European DIGITAL SME Alliance & SBS

’50 Roundtable with panelists

11:25- 11:35


11:35 - 12:50

Privacy challenges and emerging technologies (AI, IoT, Blockchain) - 5-minute flash talks followed by Panel discussion

Chair – Paolo Balboni, ICT Legal & Cyberwatching.eu

  • Overriding challenges that need addressing – Prokopios Drogkaris, ENISA
  • M-Sec - Multi-layered Security technologies to ensure hyper connected smart cities with Blockchain, BigData, Cloud and IoT (#256 on Project Radar) - Clemente Vanessa Nunez, Worldline Iberia SA
  • C4IIOT – Cybersecurity 4.0 - Protecting the Industrial Internet of Things (#241 on Project Radar)
  • Cybersure – CYBER Security InSURancE — A Framework for Liability Based Trust (#201 on Project Radar)
  • Critical Chains - IoT- & Blockchain-enabled Security Framework for New Generation Critical Cyber-physical Systems in Finance Sector (#246 on Project Radar)
  • nIoVe – A Novel Adaptive Cybersecurity Framework for the Internet-of-Vehicles (#237 on Project Radar) - Dr. Konstantinos Votis, CERTH/ITI


12:50 - 13:00

Resuming main discussion points and closing the workshop – Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator, cyberwatching.eu Workshop Moderator 

The event postponed to a later date, we will update it soon!


Future Events

ECSO is excited to invite you to the 9th edition of ECSO's Cyber Investor Days on 15-16 June 2021. Spread over two days, the event is split between an investors workshop on 15 June and the online pitch sessions, B2B meetings and conversation with the scale-ups on 16 June. 

15/06/2021 to 16/06/2021

MORNING targeted at Public Authorities/Experts

Considering all the current and future efforts of the EU in the areas of security, safety, risk, resilience and critical infrastructure, especially the new EU Directive on the resilience of critical entities, the morning session will present the perspectives of key stakeholders in the area of resilience of critical infrastructure/entities.

9:30-10:10: Introduction 

Lorenzo Sutton, InfraStress Coordinator