Cybersecurity & Privacy Standards

Currently, European and International Standards and the related Certification systems are not sufficient and are not coherent across Europe or internationally, when covering the challenges of certification of cybersecurity, data protection and data privacy. As such, different countries and economic sectors have many different requirements. Certain sectors, such as Financial Services and Critical Infrastructure (e.g. electricity, water, nuclear power) can have very stringent certification requirements, but these are still not harmonised across Europe and often are specific a single country. If the proliferation of innovative communication technologies and widespread use of smart objects can provide growth opportunities are to be integrated into the Digital Single Market, European citizens and businesses expect high quality security standards to be built into new technology or services. cyberwatching.eu will engage with projects, European Standards Organisations and Standards Development Organisations in order to map assess the extent to which standards ensure greater flexibility, offer service providers a unique selling point and impact on wider implementation within both EU research and a more general context.

cyberwatching.eu will report on status of Security and Interoperability Standards, including:

  • List of standards in use in surveyed FP7 and H2020 projects;
  • Most common standard implementation use cases;
  • Gaps in the standards landscape;
  • List of recommended priorities for new standardization efforts.

Through policy tracking and evolution, cyberwatching.eu will also provide support to SDOs, European regulators, and public-private initiatives in the development of standards-based cybersecurity risk management guidelines for organisations. cyberwatching.eu will also engage with the European Catalogue of Standards which is providing a one-stop-shop at the EU level to support and guide public procurers when referring to ICT standards and profiles of standards in their call for tenders. cyberwatching.eu will identify use cases and relevant standards that can enrich the catalogue.

 

News

Cyberwatching.eu Project of the Week: CyberSec4Europe

The CyberSec4Europe project, one of the four pilot projects aimed at establishing a European Cybersecurity Competence Network has just been launched on February 28 in Brussels.

During its 42 months of duration, the project will align and interconnect a vast pool of research excellence in existing centres and research facilities, bringing together cybersecurity expertise in an interdisciplinary manner while developing a governance model for the future European Cybersecurity Competence Network.

Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
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The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019
02/04/2019
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e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology

BRUSSELS

2 April 2019

10am to 4pm

 

e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.