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GDPR: What's new for European SMEs?

The Internet landscape has significantly changed over the last few years impacting on how we communicate with each other and on our everyday lives. With more and more personal shared online and high-profile cyber security scandals hitting the headlines, companies and individuals need better guidelines on how to deal with cyber attacks which threaten data security. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looks to do address this need.

EU observatory for research on cybersecurity and privacy presents new tools for SMEs in Leon, Spain

Today, the 25th of October 2017, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and cyberwatching.eu organized the first SME workshop on cybersecurity research and innovation at ENISE, Spain’s most important event on cybersecurity. Aimed at ‘Bridging R&I with the business world’, the workshop was the first of 10 similar events that will take place across Europe until 2020.

ReCRED supporting the European Cyber Security Challenge 2017

Driven by the increasing need for sufficient IT security professionals, ENISA organizes the European Cyber Security Challenge that is aimed at identifying new talents in cyber security. National teams from all across Europe will compete against each other in solving security related tasks, to determine the country with the most gifted aspiring hackers.

Cyberwatching.eu supporting EU-JP alignment at EUNITY Workshop

Cyberwatching.eu were part of the first EUNITY wokshop in Tokyo today. Nick Ferguson, Trust-IT Services and Cyberwatching.eu coordinator presented how the Cyberwatching.eu project will help SMEs to address cybersecurity challenges that they face by giving them direct access to the results emerging from EU R&I project results.

New standards to make web traffic more secure

NIST and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate have recently worked in collaboration with the industry internet to increase the cybersecurity of electronic messages and data flowing through the internet.

WISER supports the European Cyber Security Month with a series of workshops across Europe

WISER supports the European Cyber Security Month with a series of 3 workshops in Romania, Italy and Spain with the aim of helping businesses to improve their cyber security culture, offering innovative and affordable tools and services to breaking down barriers to effective cyber risk management.

New set of measures to increase cybersecurity in the EU

On Tuesday 19th September, the European Commission and the High Representative proposed a wide-ranging set of measures to increase cybersecurity in the EU.

Vice president for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip together with fellow commissioners on security, Julian King, and digital affairs, Mariya Gabriel, detailed the plan to improve EU citizens and companies to tackle cyber threats by upgrading the EU's existing cybersecurity agency and encouraging  companies to improve their own defenses.

NIST releases draft version of the NICE Framework

According to the NIST report, "The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework improves communication, about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cyber security talent". Employers, recruiters, and guidance counselors, for example, may use the framework as a resource when writing cybersecurity job descriptions, or use it to define with greater clarity the types of IT security professionals in the workforce.

European Cybersecurity Strategy: Fostering the SME ecosystem

Cyberwatching.eu partner Digital SME Alliance, in collaboration with the European CyberSecurity Organisation (ECSO) has published a Position Paper on "European Cybersecurity Strategy: Fostering the SME ecosystem".

The position paper provides an overview of measures to facilitate SMEs’ cybersecurity ecosystem, and contribute to boosting the offer and the demand for SMEs’ cybersecurity solutions.

EU Commission plans new cyber security centre to certify security of technology products

European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip is planning to set up a new cybersecurity centre to improve the competitiveness of European technological products on a global scale.
The new centre would certify the cybersecurity level of technology products, to strengthen EU member states' cyber security standards and capabilities, which according to Ansip are not yet ready to counter major cyber attacks.

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UNICORN’s Validation Contest now open for participation!

UNICORN project is looking for SMEs and start-ups to test and validate the UNICORN platform by developing their own software or use-cases. The selected participants will receive 10.000€ funding each (find here a template for the contract)

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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.