Ask a hundred people about cybersecurity, and you will get at least a hundred different opinions about what it actually means. Nonetheless, across all these different opinions one can identify a common theme or concern that are addressed.
One of the objectives of the Cyberwatching.eu project is to support projects in the cybersecurity domain in classifying and clustering themselves and others into meaningful groups of common topics and concerns to generate synergies and collaboration.
The process by which this is achieved involves a two-tier taxonomy of cybersecurity topics, against which European projects, both national and international, are first mapped against the first tier of domains of cybersecurity. Since many projects concern themselves with not only one domain, the three domains in the first tier are ranked accordance to the level of concern in the mapped project: High, medium, low, or not applicable: As a consequence, some projects are entirely out of scope, as the only concern themselves with using
cybersecurity procedures or technology instead of addressing any of them as a concern of its own right.
This prioritised ranking allows the Cyberwatching.eu project to quickly and efficiently bring projects together and facilitate communication and synergies among them, so that the combined outputs will be larger than the mere sum of individual results.
This deliverable is the first in a series of reports addressing this objective of the Cyberwatching.eu project.