CONCEPTIVITY

CONCEPTIVITY is a Swiss SME (Geneva based) created in 2010 in order to address supply chain security and cyber security / data protection / data privacy issues in Europe and globally. CONCEPTIVITY is a founding member of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), where the CONCEPTIVITY CEO has been elected as 1 of 4 members of the ECSO Board of Directors representing SMEs and where CONCEPTIVITY is involved in the efforts of the ECSO Cybersecurity Standards and Certification Working Group. CONCEPTIVITY was one of the signatories to the new Cybersecurtity Public Private Partnership created by ECSO and the European Commission, as signed in Strasbourg in July of 2016. CONCEPTIVITY is also an active member of the European Organisation for Security (EOS), with the CONCEPTIVITY CEO also acting as Vice Chairman of EOS representing the European SMEs in the security industry. Furthermore, CONCEPTIVITY is a regular and active participant in the activities of the EOS Cyber Security Working Group, the EOS Aviation Security Working Group, the EOS Supply Chain Security Working Group, and the EOS Urban Security Working Group.

Within the context of cybersecurity, CONCEPTIVITY has provided expertise to the Smart Grids and Industrial Control Systems Expert Group in the ERNCIP project as managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre as well as contributing to other cyber security project efforts in Europe (also looking specifically at the financial sector).

With certified cyber security expertise in 10 different areas (under the US Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency – DHS-FEMA), CONCEPTIVITY brings capabilities to cyberwatching.eu from across the Atlantic to ensure that the best practices issues can be addressed without duplicating efforts.
Additionally, the CEO of CONCEPTIVITY made a very significant contribution to the development of the European Security Label (ESL) concept during the work of ESRIF – the ESL is especially relevant to address the issue of certification. And most recently CONCEPTIVITY has participated as a partner in the FP7 projects CAPITAL and COURAGE, addressing the cybersecurity research agenda and cybercrime / cyberterrorism issues.

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.