Cyberwatching helping to cybersecure European SMEs at FIC2020

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Cyberwatching will be joining FIC2020 with two key initiatives aiming at raising awareness on cybersecurity and bringing into the spotlight key services, tools and solutions for European SMEs that can help them react to online threats and become more cybersecure.

For the whole duration of FIC2020 (from 28th to 30th of January) Cyberwatching will be hosting an info booth with the joint participation of three other H2020 initiatives related to cybersecurity and privacy, namely CyberSec4Europe, and SMESEC.

All three initiatives are tackling cybersecurity and privacy from complementary perspectives, providing European SMEs with key resources to boost their online security:

  • CyberSec4Europe is one of the four recently funded competence pilot projects aiming at setting up a European network of centres of cybersecurity expertise.
    The project activities range from combining formal, professional and non-traditional cybersecurity skills sand capacity building to open-source tools development to support cybersecurity education, software testing, and certification of hardware and software products.
  • delivers a flexible, risk-centred, capacity-building platform, combining a theoretical and practical approach to cybersecurity with innovative features (including a cutting edge cyber range). implements customisable training pathways in cybersecurity to fit a broad range of needs and capacity building targets.
  • SMESEC proposes a cost-effective framework composed of specific cyber-security tool-kits to support SMEs in managing network information security risks and threats including: detection and alerting tools, threat protection and response as well as awareness and trainingtutorials.

The joint info booth is supported by Digital SME Alliance France which promotes a European oriented approach towards the development of French SMEs active in Information and Communication Technologies. Don't miss to visit our booth at E14.

On January 31st Cyberwatching will be joining the 2nd Open Pilot Workshop which will be held in the same location as FIC2020.

The workshop will showcase, an integrated online platform where organisations can train their staff in a simulated environment of cyber incidents and attacks, allowing both IT professionals and non-technical staff to hone and evolve their skills, continuously evaluating their performance as they prepare for future real attack episodes.

In this context, Cyberwatching will be chairing a specific session on complementary cybersecurity services for SMEs coming from R&I projects in Europe by presenting its GDPR Temperature Tool and Marketplace, as well as solutions and opportunities coming from the 4 Cybersecurity Competence Pilot Projects, namely CONCORDIA, ECHO, SPARTA and CyberSec4Europe.


Over the past years, a large number of substantial investments have been made by both national governments and the European Commission to support coordinated programmes of research and innovation projects within the broad domain of cybersecurity and privacy.

Future Events

The Cyberwatching project supports EU funded cybersecurity projects to connect, share, and synergise to maximise the impact of their research and innovations.

On 2nd of April, a free webinar is organised by Cyberwatching together with Oxford University entitled "A VISUAL GUIDE TO THE EU CYBERSECURITY PROJECT LANDSCAPE".

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