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#CybersecMonth: How to tackle smishing?

It’s the end of October, which means it’s time to take stock of the #CyberSecMonth 2021.

What is smishing, and how to protect yourself against it?

Have you ever received an SMS to your smartphone that asked you to follow a link for more information? It could be a delivery notice from an online store or postal service, or a notification of a new voicemail. Maybe the SMS seemed a bit off, and you might have wondered whether you should click the link or not. But you wanted to know where your parcel is or who left a message, so you went on and clicked it anyway.

CYBER INVESTOR DAYS

01/12/2021 to 02/12/2021

ECSO is proud to announce that the call is now open for startups to attend the 10th Cyber Investor Days and compete for the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award. Selected startups will win the chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with leading investors and corporations from Europe and beyond at ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 1 and 2 December 2021 in Helsinki, Finland.

CYBERSECURITY DAY 2021

08/10/2021

8 October 2021, the CYBERSECURITY DAY 2021, as part of the Internet Festival 2021, will be held from 9:15 to 17:30. This event will be attended by industry experts, researchers, representatives of the business world. The day will also be an opportunity to present the new edition of the Master, with a panel dedicated to the importance of training in this area.

The event will take place in the presence of the Pisa Chamber of Commerce.

To participate in the event in person it is necessary to register.

CONCORDIA Map 2.0

It’s been more than two years since we have launched the CONCORDIA map displaying short courses and trainings for cybersecurity professionals.
The map is complementing the ENISA database of university related programs, and aims at showcasing in a structured way relevant content from all over Europe, thus contributing to building a European Education Ecosystem for Cybersecurity.

We are now coming back to you with great news. The CONCORDIA courses map was revamped and includes new features for the benefit of both the end users such as corporates, SME/startups, specialized organizations, individuals, and the course providers.

5G IA Webinar ‘Smart Networks and Services for Verticals’

30/09/2021

The 5G PPP partnership has been a successful collaborative research effort and organising a webinar intended to inform all interest parties of the benefits of participation in Smart Networks and Services taking place on 30 September 2021 at 14:30-16:30 CEST.

SBS ICT Forum 2021

29/09/2021

The European Commission puts a great emphasis on the twin transition to a green and digital economy as the way forward for Europe.

In many sectors, SMEs can use enabling technologies to redesign their operations and become green(er). Standards are fundamental for sustainable technology as they provide reliable, consistent building blocks that can be universally understood and adopted. These building blocks aid in promoting compatibility and interoperability and speed up time-to-market.

Research category winners in CONCORDIA WOMEN’s AWARDS

We already know CONCORDIA WOMEN’s AWARDS winners for the RESEARCH category! CONCORDIA has established the WOMEN’s AWARDs to recognize outstanding women working in cybersecurity and privacy, encourage young females to continue pursuing their careers in cybersecurity.

Companies are nowadays experiencing cyber-attacks on a daily basis. A cyber-attack can cost them on average €25,000. Smaller businesses are often targeted and hit harder, suffering repeat attacks which can lead to damaged reputations and potential closure. Despite this, cybersecurity is still often an after-thought for many small businesses, with only half of European SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprise) investing adequately to address the issue.

The CODE 2021: Secure supply chains for digital sovereignty?

The pandemic has shown the importance of international supply chains and how dependent we are. Attacks in the virtual space may have an increasing impact on supplies in our analogue world. Reason enough for the Research Institute CODE (RI CODE) of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBw M) to dedicate its annual conference “CODE 2021” to the theme “Supply Chain Sovereignty: Reality or Illusion?” and invite experts to look at the topic from different perspectives.

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In its third edition, Concordia Open Door (COD) continued the series of annual meetups for the European heterogenous cybersecurity community.

Future Events

Quick and efficient management of ongoing incidents are paramount factors to consider when designing a SOC. To this end, the SOCCRATES platform provides with a flexible approach based on customizable workflows and the integration of specific security tools. This webinar will demostrate how the SOCCRATES platform manages incidents notified from the security monitoring systems deployed in an infrastructure, from incident analysis to containment and supported by the orchestrator of several different tools.

15/02/2022

In order to ensure that the SOCCRATES platform is fit for purpose, the project will carry out three pilots to validate the platform in realistic environments. This webinar will show results and experiences from the second pilot, in which the complete SOCCRATES platform was validated in realistic (on-site) environments at Vattenfall, mnemonic and Shadowserver.

05/04/2022