supporting EU-JP alignment at EUNITY Workshop were part of the first EUNITY wokshop in Tokyo today. Nick Ferguson, Trust-IT Services and coordinator presented how the project will help SMEs to address cybersecurity challenges that they face 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 which is the main focus of EUNITY.

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


Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: