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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.

EUNITY Project Workshop – October 11-12, 2017

11/10/2017 to 12/10/2017

ICT opens up the world to SMEs and start-ups across Europe, giving them increased opportunities to grow their business but there is also a downside. Most SMEs significantly underestimate the risks they face and there are many reports revealing vulnerabilities affecting large companies. Similar impacts can be found for public sector organisations, notably healthcare facilities and services

Seminar: Trusted cyber security information sharing within the European energy landscape

07/09/2017

The European Energy - Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (EE-ISAC) in collaboration with ENISA, is organizing  a free-to-attend seminar on the 7th of September focusing on trusted cyber security information sharing within the European energy landscape.

The programme brings together cyber-security experts working for European energy utilities and aims to deliver multi-disciplinary, cyber security knowledge sharing at European level.

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.

Cyber Security Nordic

26/09/2017 to 27/09/2017

Cyber Security Nordic is a new event promoting the importance of cyber security for various business functions. The international event will be organized for the first time in September 26-27, 2017.

Venue is Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre, the biggest exhibition and congress arena in Finland. The event consists of a high-profile conference and a trade fair presenting products and services on the branch.

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.

Scenario

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:

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The Tech.eu Summit gathered over a thousand tech enthousiasts to Brussels, Belgium, on 17 May 2022. GEIGER was present at the expo hall, introducing the solution to the visitors at its booth, and giving them a sneak peak to the alpha version of the GEIGER app.

Future Events

We have achieved many exciting and interesting results during the SOCCRATES project, highlighted in many dissemination activities. At this point in time, however, the project will soon be finalized. That is why in this final SOCCRATES webinar, we want to focus on how we have exploited or plan to exploit these results, to ensure a continuous impact also after the project has ended. As a starting point, we will provide a short demonstration of the SOCCRATES pilot platform, following one of the SOCCRATES use cases.

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