PROJECT OF THE WEEK - GEIGER

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Date: 
01/02/2021 to 05/02/2021

It is not only big businesses that need to prepare for the threat of cybercrimes. SMEs, which form the backbone of Europe's economy, also need to boost their cybersecurity. SMEs' dependency on information technologies and the internet has opened the door to vulnerabilities to cybercrime. The EU-funded GEIGER project will develop an innovative solution for SMEs and microenterprises (MEs) in Europe. It will make it easier for event the smallest business to assess, monitor and forecast risks and to reduce them. For instance, a special toolbox will allow stepwise do-it-yourself assessment and improvement of security, privacy and data protection with lightweight controls and advise for improved overall protection.

GEIGER Objectives

The GEIGER project will be an innovative solution with associated components and an Education Ecosystem addressing security, privacy and data protection risks of and for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Microenterprises (SMEs & MEs) in Europe. GEIGER will be developed in analogy of a GEIGER counter for detecting atomoc radiation threatening human life.

The GEIGER solution will be used for assessing, monitoring, and forecasting risks and reducing there risks by improving the SMEs' and MEs' secuity with well-curated tools, and an education program targeting practitioners-in-practice as "Certified Security Defenders" bringing security expertise sustainably to SMEs & MEs using exising vocational education frameworks. GEIGER consist of a GEIGER indicator that dynamically summarises the current level of risk by evaluating measures undertaken for security defences among the participating SMEs & MEs.

The GEIGER Indicator can be personalised by registering the enterprise's profile and supports GDPR-compliant sharing and exchainging data about incidents.

The GEIGER Toolbox allows stepwise do-it-yourself assessment and improvement of the SMEs' & MEs' security, privacy, and data protection with lightweight controls and advise for improved protection at varied levels of sophistication. The included tools offer endpoint, server, and network protection and guide the SME & ME in a personalised manner in data hygiene, including access and security control, data privacy management, and backup practices.

The GEIGER Education Ecosystem offers experimental-based training and cyber range-enabled challenges and will be integrated into curricula of diverse professions of non-ICT experts, offering direct impact on SMEs & MEs through target group-oriented education. The GEIGER solution will be demonstrated in three complementary use cases within three countries.

GEIGER will achieve sustainable impact by raising awareness of more than one million SMEs & MEs within a period of 2.5 years after start.

Read more details on the GEIGER dedicated page and find out more about the latest update, project results and benefit to its end-users.


Visit their official website and social media accounts:

https://project.cyber-geiger.eu/

 @cybergeiger

 ​company/cyberGEIGER

Week: 
Monday, 1 February, 2021 to Friday, 5 February, 2021

News

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Save the date: 9 March 2021, 11.00 – 12.30 CET

The Open Call Webinar organized by the TRINITY consortium will guide you through the application process for the TRINITY funding to give you all the instruments necessary to submit a competitive proposal! Don’t miss it.

Webinar Agenda

11.00 – 11.10 Introduction to TRINITY Open Call #2- Prof. Minna Lanz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tampere University and TRINITY Coordinator.

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