NECS - European Network for Cybersecurity

01/09/2015 to 31/08/2019


The European Network for Cybersecurity (NECS) was formed in response to the increased need of highly qualified experts able to cope with all the aspects of the European cybersecurity strategy that is currently under implementation.
There is indeed an evident need and opportunity to grow a new generation of young researchers able to answer this demand for expertize, trained to the changing nature of the challenges to be faced. These challenges include evolvable threats and new technological means to exploit network and information security vulnerabilities of cyber systems that have eventually consequences in the physical world. Starting from these considerations, the European Commission proposed the “DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union”. This directive proposal, on the one hand, recognizes the relevance for the European economy of cybersecurity, on the other one, poses the regulatory basis for achieving a common level of cybersecurity preparedness among the main European public/private stakeholders.

This 4-year project for a cybersecurity research and training network aims at contributing to answer this increased demand of human expertise in the field. The project; by fosters ing a multi-sectorial/disciplinary approach that is clearly necessary for tackling all cybersecurity aspects - as also recognized by the European Network and Information Security (NIS) platform recently established by the EU to contribute to the strategy that is firmly based on a public/private cooperation.

Being cybersecurity inherently multi-sectorial, NECS has participants (beneficiaries and partners) both from the academic sector (7) and non-academic one (5).

In the NECS research and training network, multi-disciplinary expertise has been collected and interlinked in order to have as a centre of gravity the cybersecurity security area.

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018

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Project of the Week - HERMENEUT Project of the Week: HERMENEUT

Enterprises Intangible Risk Management via Economic Models based on Simulation of Modern Cyber Attacks

A Dynamic Solution for Intangible Assets


Project Hermeneut is a Horizon 2020 research and innovation project focusing on the economic aspects of cybersecurity, specially regarding intangible assets. It started in May 2017 and with a duration of 24 months it’s now approaching its end.

Future Events

ICDS 2019, The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Society and eGovernments
21/02/2019 to 28/02/2019

From February 24th to the 28th, 2097, the ICDS 2019, The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Society and eGovernments will be host in Athens, Greece.

The event will focus on state-of-the-art public services, e-government services in the context of digital society, Internet and web services, digital intelligence, networking and telecommunications, e-commerce, e-business and other areas.

Global Cyber Security Summit

Global Cyber Security Summit

Developing a Robust Cyber Defense Strategy

Please Note: This program is under Chatham House Rule