SMEs: small and medium-sized enterprises

The biggest challenges to face

The arising ICT technologies are enabling both SMEs and start-ups throughout Europe to seize great opportunities to further grow their businesses. Though, they do also have to face multiple challenges, as the following ones:

  • Scarce resources to cope with cyber-risk: tiny IT team, insufficient knowledge of effective solutions and great difficulty in finding them.
  • Weak cybersecurity’s know-how: lack of knowledge of the best and most suitable products to prevent cyber-attacks.
  • Low risk-awareness. Many SMEs are unaware of what they are exposed to: data theft, financial loss, huge fines due to compliance responsibilities and loss of reputation.
  • Inadequate knowledge of EU regulations, most of the time provided in unfriendly languages for SMEs.
  • Availability gap of standards, compliances and certification schemes.
  • Lack of tailored solutions to fix companies CS&P issues according to their size, budget and needs (e.g. risk management, disaster recovery, technical consulting, cryptography)

Which are the most important benefits of joining Cyberwatching.eu?

  • Easy access to useful information on how to deal with cyber-risk
  • Networking opportunities and prominent EU-level visibility through marketplace exposure, social media promotion and during European live events.
  • Opportunity to be showcased as part of the best practice examples in the marketplace.

Services & Results for SMEs & organisations

Cyberwatching.eu Marketplace



The Cyberwatching.eu Marketplace is a dynamic demand & supply reference hub bringing together cybersecurity & privacy providers of secure technologies.

Cyberwatching.eu SME End User Club



Cyberwatching.eu provides free and affordable cybersecurity and privacy services and software that can help you to improve your product portfolio in terms of robustness, resilience and trustworthiness.



Cyberwatching.eu Legal Tips


Cyberwatching.eu raises awareness of the two major legislative tools that are having a major impact on the EU cybersecurity landscape, the GDPR and the NIS Directive.


Cyberwatching.eu CS&P Clusters


Cyberwatching.eu is paving the way to achieve and effective engagement between cybersecurity Clusters in Europe through the identification and characterization of EU regional and national cybersecurity Clusters:

 

News

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: