European Cybersecurity Strategy: Fostering the SME ecosystem

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Cyberwatching.eu partner Digital SME Alliance, in collaboration with the European CyberSecurity Organisation (ECSO) has published a Position Paper on "European Cybersecurity Strategy: Fostering the SME ecosystem".

The position paper provides an overview of measures to facilitate SMEs’ cybersecurity ecosystem, and contributes to boosting the offer and the demand for SMEs’ cybersecurity solutions.

Key proposals include:

  • the establishment of European cybersecurity SMEs HUB to connect SMEs and foster their ad hoc cooperation on specific projects
  • the identification of ways to make procurers more aware of SME solutions, such as a ‘EU trusted solution’ label, as well as the disclosure of tenderers supply chain in order to make European SME suppliers more visible to procurers
  • the development of territorial cooperation strategy as one of the crucial elements to help SMEs having access to cybersecurity protection measures

The position also proposes the review of the H2020 funding mechanisms, including the SME Instrument, as to make them more suitable for SMEs.

You can read the original article by Digital SME Alliance here and download the position paper on "European Cybersecurity Strategy: Fostering the SME ecosystem" here.

 

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