CANVAS - Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity

Date: 
01/09/2016 to 31/08/2019

Introduction

The CANVAS Consortium – Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity – aims to unify technology developers with legal and ethical scholar and social scientists to approach the challenge how cybersecurity can be aligned with European values and fundamental rights.

Who is the project designed for?

  • Scientific audience: academics from the technical domain of cybersecurity and academics dealing with ethical, legal and social aspects of cybersecurity and related topics, students in ICT and related fields
  • General audience: policy makers, industry, general public

How is your project benefitting the end-user?

  1. We have created an 'alliance' to enable and strengthen intra-academic and industry-academia networking activities and knowledge sharing
  2. We are developing briefing packages for policy makers and industry stakeholders
  3. We are developing a 'reference curriculum' for academic and industry stakeholders
  4. We are developing MOOCs for academic and industry stakeholders

Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far

White papers:
Canvas White Paper 1 – Cybersecurity and Ethics
This White Paper outlines how the ethical discourse on cybersecurity has developed in the scientific literature, which ethical issues gained interest, which value conflicts are discussed, and where the “blind spots” in the current ethical discourse on cybersecurity are located.

Canvas White Paper 2 – Cybersecurity and Law
This White Paper explores the legal dimensions of the European Union (EU)’s value-driven cybersecurity. It identifies main critical challenges in this area and discusses specific controversies concerning cybersecurity regulation.

Canvas White Paper 3 – Attitudes and Opinions Regarding Cybersecurity
This White Paper summarises currently available empirical data about attitudes and opinions of citizens and state actors regarding cybersecurity. The data emerges from reports of EU projects, Eurobarometer surveys, policy documents of state actors and additional scientific papers.

Canvas White Paper 4 – Technological Challenges in Cybersecurity
This White Paper summarizes the current state of discussion regarding the main technological challenges in cybersecurity and impact of those, including ways and approaches to addressing them, on key fundamental values.

Events:
2017/06/12–14: CANVAS Workshop at Brocher Foundation Geneva – Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare – Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects
2017/11/22: Dr. Cyber – or who actually takes care of our digital health? [event in German], ETH Zürich

What are the next steps for your project?

Recent and Upcoming Events
2018/04/24–25: Workshop “Value-sensitive Cybersecurity in Health”, Regensburg, Germany
2018/05/28–29: Workshop Workshop “Towards a value-sensitive Cybersecurity Industry”, Helsinki, Finland
2018/09/05–07: Workshop “Value-sensitive Cybersecurity in National Security”, Bern, Switzerland
2018/09/24–26: ETHICOMP 2018 – Living with Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility

Completing briefing packages, reference curriculum, MOOCs and further academic publications, including the book The Ethics of Cybersecurity, Markus Christen; Bert Gordjin & Michele Loi (eds.) Springer, forthcoming 2019

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Events

17/01/2019
Reinforcing Cyber Security in the EU: Building Coordinated Security, Confidence and Capability in the Cyber Domain

With 315 million Europeans using the internet each day, the provision of critical services and the functioning of a modern economy are now entirely dependent upon the robustness and safety of cyberspace and its infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are a growing source of threat and concern, while also representing a growing economic opportunity for Europe, with the market predicted to be worth over $100 Billion by 2018 (European Commission). Moreover, cyber attacks in the EU are constantly growing in both their frequency (quintuplicate between 2013 and 2017) and sophistication.