Aligning taxonomies in European Cybersecurity - the JRC Proposal

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The Commission has made a commitment to launch a pilot phase under Horizon 2020 to help bring national cybersecurity centres together into a network. In line with this goal, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a technical report aiming to align the cybersecurity terminologies, definitions and domains to capture all the aspects in building the cybersecurity realm of knowledge.

This report presented some of the existing cybersecurity clustering approach and methodology that has been adopted to build the taxonomy which serves as reference sources in the domain.

One of the stated reference sources is cybersecurity research taxonomy in which European projects, both national and international,  are mapped, with the aim of clustering European Research and Innovation initiatives dealing with cybersecurity and privacy.

The JRC proposal is consists of three-dimensional taxonomy based on the cybersecurity domains on (1) research, (2) sectorial and (3) technology and use case dimensions. The taxonomy proposed in this document is that of supporting the mapping of the European cybersecurity competence available.

Read further details about the JRC Technical Report entitled A Proposal for a European Cybersecurity Taxonomy.


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