European Digital SME Alliance

The European Digital SME Alliance, formerly known as PIN-SME the “the voice of ICT SMEs in Europe”, is the first European association of the ICT sector exclusively focused on representing the interests of SMEs. The members of the European Digital SME Alliance (“DIGITAL SME”) are national sectorial SME associations from different EU countries. DIGITAL SME represents about 20.000 enterprises across Europe. DIGITAL SME is a registered interest representative (ID: 66552321207-56) in the EU.
Since 2013, DIGITAL SME is involved in the European Commission initiative Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs  as part of the secretariat of the Coalition.
DIGITAL SME is mandated by its members to represent the interests of ICT SME employers in Europe.
Since 2010 DIGITAL SME has undertaken a joint efforts together with UNI Europa ICT, the EU trade union federation for the ICT sector, in order to establish a European Social Dialogue for the IT sector.
DIGITAL SME is a member of UEAPME, the European association of SMEs representing over 12 Million SMEs across Europe and is the sectorial leading member for ICT related policies.

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.