Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs)

How to keep track with global EU standards

Cyberwatching.eu will promote through its website, social media channels and professional networks best practices from standardization organisations (SDOs and SSOs) concerning cyber-risk management, cybersecurity and privacy. Cyberwatching.eu will keep all the major stakeholders (R&I groups, SMEs, public sector bodies) updated on the most relevant standardization efforts, how to implement them and which purpose they’re supposed to serve.

The coverage will be overarching: not only EU standards will be mapped but also internationally, such as new network security standards from ISO/IEC, NIST (US National Institute of Standards and Technology), ETSI, ITU, IEEE. Furthermore, Cyberwatching.eu will support greater uptake and increased harmonization across EU organisations, promoting concrete benefits of standards implementation.

Which are the most important benefits of joining Cyberwatching.eu?

• High visibility of standards best practices thanks to the Catalogue of Standards on the website and promoted through tailored campaigns.

• Increased awareness of standardisation as a best practice to abide by.

• Timely insights from EAG, representatives of standardisation organisations.

• Contributions to key standardisation EC-funded project (as StandICT.eu).

• Fostering synergies with relevant organisations in the EU, primarily the European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) and its WG1 on Standards and Certifications.

• Useful outputs such as the whitepaper on cybersecurity standard gap analysis and the Cybersecurity & Privacy Roadmap.

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.