Samuel Fricker

Samuel Fricker, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Samuel is heading a team of researchers and developers with in-depth experience of cybersecurity in the Swiss digital infrastructure and banks. Samuel knows SMEs from the inside out as he has worked in SMEs and created multiple startups in his career. In the SMESEC project, Samuel and his team are researching the adoption of good cyber security practice for SME and adherence to these practices. Samuel's team embeds the knowledge in the digital Cybersecurity Coach, a component of the SMESEC framework, that helps SMEs to discover cybersecurity needs and implement lightweight actions for thorough protection.


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: