01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017

The joint project ITS.APT pursues the goal of extending this classic test method by the human factor, that is, the users of the IT infrastructure. The project will develop new methods to measure users' IT security awareness. The extent to which the security awareness of individuals plays a role in attacks on the IT infrastructure has not been proven to be practicable using traditional scientific measurement tools. Within the scope of the project, an easily quantifiable indicator "IT security awareness" is to be developed, which offers advantages, for example, in terms of comparability, costs and time required for collection.
 In a comprehensive field test with subsequent evaluation in one of the largest European centers for medical care, the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, it is examined which parameters are decisive for the IT security awareness of users. In this environment, the effects of security-related incidents are particularly serious and the demands on data protection are particularly high.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018


Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST



Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019

The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019

e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology


2 April 2019

10am to 4pm


e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.