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.

News

SME guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management

In the framework of the EU-funded actions for support to SMEs in standardisation by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) published an SME Guide for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 on information security management.

Events

27/02/2018
CYBERSEC - European Cybersecurity Forum

CYBERSEC’s mission is to foster the building of a Europe-wide cybsersecurity system.

01/03/2018
Investing Day For European Cybersecurity companies

Are you an entrepreneur in the field of cyber security? Are you looking for gaining international notoriety, funding or new growth opportunities to boost your venture? Is your company ready for the European market? The ECSO Startups event, on the coming 27th of february in Paris, is definitely the place to be!