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SMEs success stories: CS-AWARE

As a key phase in the cyberwatching.eu strategy to engage with a large pan-European community of SMEs, the Consortium collects a number of cases where SMEs have successfully used cybersecurity solutions also through cyberwatching.eu in an SME to SME situation, where an SME provider has served an SME end user.


CS-AWARE is a newly established spinout company of the H2020 CS-AWARE project. The company has been established as result of unanimous support of the CS-AWARE consortium and aims to commercialise the outcomes and the results of the CS-AWARE project, contributing to a long-lasting impact and value creation. The company has been the result of an at least two years discussions and preparation phase where all partners of the initial Innovation Action have participated, and took care so that all commercial interested of the individual partners would be reflected in terms of either participation in the shareholders scheme or through the mutual arrangement of licensing agreements that would result to bilateral win-win situations.

What results from the EU project(s) is your company using to further develop/build your own solutions/services?

The following comprise aspects of our offering:

  • Cybersecurity knowledge management through collaborative analysis and real-time monitoring
  • Visualization of organisational systems/networks (including business processes and information flows) and real-time mapping of incidents
  • Continuous analysis of risks and correlation of cybersecurity knowledge to identify and support incident mitigation and self-healing
  • Enhanced collaboration between production nodes and departments within networks in complex organisational set-ups
  • Unification of cybersecurity management via a single interface
  • Huge time savings in day-to-day operational cybersecurity management
  • Taking advantage of European collaborative cybersecurity framework, as framed by the European cybersecurity strategy
  • Support legal compliance with European cybersecurity regulation (GDPR and NIS)

Which EU project has produced these results?

CS-AWARE started as a research and innovation project funded by the European Commission in the context of the Horizon 2020 program. The project ran from September 2017 to August 2020, during which time the CS-AWARE system has been specified, implemented, matured and tested in the context of pilots deployed in the municipalities of Rome (Italy) and Larissa (Greece). The system continues to be used by the pilot municipalities on a day-to-day basis.

What are the benefits for your company? Why did you decide to use the results from this EU project?

Driven by the continuing digitalization of organizations, the ever-growing cybersecurity threat landscape and the continuously developing European cybersecurity framework (encompassing both opportunities and legal obligations), companies in Europe are forced to invest more in cybersecurity, making organizational cybersecurity a massive growth market.

With CS-AWARE we offer an integrated solution for managing cybersecurity within an organisation, both through increasing awareness and collaboration within the organisation managed within a simple and unified user interface.

While our initial target market is focused on local public administrations (LPAs), in principle any small, medium-sized or large organisation will continue to have a growing need to invest in cybersecurity and cybersecurity management.

If you want to feature your SME success stories, contact info@cyberwatching.eu.


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