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WISER supports the European Cyber Security Month with a series of 3 workshops in Romania, Italy and Spain with the aim of helping businesses to improve their cyber security culture, offering innovative and affordable tools and services to breaking down barriers to effective cyber risk management.

On Tuesday 19th September, the European Commission and the High Representative proposed a wide-ranging set of measures to increase cybersecurity in the EU.

Vice president for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip together with fellow commissioners on security, Julian King, and digital affairs, Mariya Gabriel, detailed the plan to improve EU citizens and companies to tackle cyber threats by upgrading the EU's existing cybersecurity agency and encouraging  companies to improve their own defenses.

According to the NIST report, "The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework improves communication, about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cyber security talent". Employers, recruiters, and guidance counselors, for example, may use the framework as a resource when writing cybersecurity job descriptions, or use it to define with greater clarity the types of IT security professionals in the workforce.

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 contribute to boosting the offer and the demand for SMEs’ cybersecurity solutions.

European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip is planning to set up a new cybersecurity centre to improve the competitiveness of European technological products on a global scale.
The new centre would certify the cybersecurity level of technology products, to strengthen EU member states' cyber security standards and capabilities, which according to Ansip are not yet ready to counter major cyber attacks.

On 15th June 2017, CIPSEC project has organized its first Workshop in Villanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain. The workshop was focussed on analysing security and quality demands for the particular critical infrastructures scenario.

The workshop “Security vs Quality: A Dilemma for Critical Infrastructures Management”, has been collocated with the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS, http://iwqos2017.ieee-iwqos.org), a well-established conference in the QoS domain, in June 14, 2017.

The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently released the second version of its Global Cybersecurity Index which measures countries' commitment to cybersecurity and helps them to identify areas for improvement.

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On 28 April 28 the Italian Data Protection Authority (“Garante”) issued its first guidance on the new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), consisting of a schematic overview of the changes in the current legal framework and recommendations on how to face them.

The Garante focused on six specific aspects:

Today, the European Commission presents the 8th report on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, calling for an acceleration of the ongoing work to enhance the security of EU citizens.

Do you want to know more about the GDPR*?
Watch this live talk, streamed during the last Infosec event in London, where three experts in the field of cyber security & privacy give their perspective on GDPR compliance in reference to the European landscape.

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The European Commission has launched a call for applications to select members of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG). Submission of application is until 17th September 2019.

 

Future Events

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), will be held from August 26 to August 29, 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

PROTECTIVE is co-organising the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management(CyberTIM 2019) as apart of the ARES 2019 conference in the UK on 26-29 August 2019.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019