What is the cyberwatching.eu Observatory?

Over the next 48 months, our Observatory will become THE European hub for Cybersecurity and Privacy. We'll monitor R&I initiatives throughout EU & Associated Countries while supporting European stakeholders in playing an active role in shaping the global cybersecurity & privacy landscape.
Through a combination of clustering activities and Technical and Market Readiness Level Workshops, we will monitor the whole lifecycle from research development and implementation, to validation and market uptake, making it possible for stakeholders to increase their knowledge, raise their awareness and find possible synergies between different initiatives.

Who benefits and how?

The cyberwatching.eu Observatory will be the natural ground  to identify initiatives encompassing security and privacy R&I with a high potential for cross-fertilization and synergy. SMEs, investors, R&I projects and policy makers can all beneift:

  • The Observatory will enable operators of essentials services and digital service providers to find and procure the best innovative solutions for risk management and incident reporting.
  • The Observatory will offer a fresh, new approach to R&I impact, guiding mainly technical experts within public and private organisations actions on CS&P with the staged integration of a marketplace and catalogue of services for commercialising results.
  • The Observatory will help policy makers and regulators to monitor impact of R&I actions for maximum RoI, shape future research directions for the DSM, provide timely roadmaps on CS&P, regulatory compliance and policy actions, as well as ICT standardisation.

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Cyberwatching.eu supporting EU-JP alignment at EUNITY Workshop

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New standards to make web traffic more secure

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TYPES: helping users in the current quest for privacy & data protection

Types aims to safeguard the individual’s privacy and put them in control of how their data is handled by providers for commercial or advertising purposes. Types also allows users to verify in a simple way if their online rights are adequately safeguarded and if personal data is exchanged for useful reason, and namely to deliver added-value to the end-user.