Roadmap for the future of Cybersecurity and Privacy in Europe

Cybersecurity provides the bedrock of trust and reliability on which the Digital Single Market will be built. cyberwatching.eu will deliver an 3-5 year roadmap identifying also the socio-economic impact of cybersecurity and current gaps and future priorities in the Cybersecurity and privacy landscape that should be addressed for an effective Digital Single Market.
The roadmap will make recommendations stemming from the R&I Catalogue of Services and will encourage projects to plan early their route to market. In addition, the roadmap will set out guidelines for the industry and the public sector to comply with standards which support global interoperability and seamless trustworthy standardisation.
The roadmap will cover key areas such as:

  • Promoting awareness & risk perception regarding cybersecurity & privacy.
  • Communicating cybersecurity & privacy as valuable assets.
  • Feedback gathering from communities on value-sensitive issues related to cybersecurity & privacy.
  • Societal participation in ICT innovation and implementation regarding cybersecurity & privacy.
  • Identification of the economic foundation of a sustainable approach to value-sensitive innovation.

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:

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.