SMEs: small and medium-sized enterprises

The biggest challenges to face

The arising ICT technologies are enabling both SMEs and start-ups throughout Europe to seize great opportunities to further grow their businesses. Though, they do also have to face multiple challenges, as the following ones:

  • Scarce resources to cope with cyber-risk: tiny IT team, insufficient knowledge of effective solutions and great difficulty in finding them.
  • Weak cybersecurity’s know-how: lack of knowledge of the best and most suitable products to prevent cyber-attacks.
  • Low risk-awareness. Many SMEs are unaware of what they are exposed to: data theft, financial loss, huge fines due to compliance responsibilities and loss of reputation.
  • Inadequate knowledge of EU regulations, most of the time provided in unfriendly languages for SMEs.
  • Availability gap of standards, compliances and certification schemes.
  • Lack of tailored solutions to fix companies CS&P issues according to their size, budget and needs (e.g. risk management, disaster recovery, technical consulting, cryptography)

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

  • Easy access to useful information on how to deal with cyber-risk
  • Networking opportunities and prominent EU-level visibility through marketplace exposure, social media promotion and during European live events.
  • Opportunity to be showcased as part of the best practice examples in the marketplace.

Services & Results for SMEs & organisations

Cyberwatching.eu Marketplace



The Cyberwatching.eu Marketplace is a dynamic demand & supply reference hub bringing together cybersecurity & privacy providers of secure technologies.

Cyberwatching.eu SME End User Club



Cyberwatching.eu provides free and affordable cybersecurity and privacy services and software that can help you to improve your product portfolio in terms of robustness, resilience and trustworthiness.



Cyberwatching.eu Legal Tips


Cyberwatching.eu raises awareness of the two major legislative tools that are having a major impact on the EU cybersecurity landscape, the GDPR and the NIS Directive.


Cyberwatching.eu CS&P Clusters


Cyberwatching.eu is paving the way to achieve and effective engagement between cybersecurity Clusters in Europe through the identification and characterization of EU regional and national cybersecurity Clusters:

 

News

Call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies

The European Commission has launched a call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things bring enormous opportunities in various fields (transport, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing). At the same time they could raise challenges related to liability, which is why the Commission wants to initiate a discussion on the way forward.

The main tasks of the Expert Group will be:

Events

08/05/2018
Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference

Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference aims at building a constructive dialogue and a critical mass of suitable actors around new dual-use cybersecurity standards and certifications and complaint open technologies and ecosystems.

05/06/2018
EuroCyber Conference - 9/10 May - Rome (Italy)

An event entirely dedicated to Industry ans SMEs focusing on how companies are efficiently implementing and complying with GDPR and understanding the consequences of non-compliance