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

Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit? - Cyberwatching.eu 6th Webinar -

The four pilot projects involved in the development of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network will present their plans and upcoming tools and services for SMEs in the Cyberwatching.eu webinar on the 2nd of April, 10:00 AM CEST

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Future Events

Cyber Insurance and its Contribution to Cyber Risk Mitigation - Leiden March 25-29
25/03/2019 to 29/03/2019
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The rise in both the scale and severity of recent cyberattacks demands new thinking about cybersecurity risk and the mitigation and transfer of that risk. Cyber insurance is one potential way to manage risk by transferring damage liability, but the cyber insurance market is immature and the understanding and actuarial knowledge of cyber-risk is currently underdeveloped.

e-SIDES workshop 2019
02/04/2019
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e-SIDES workshop: Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Connect People, Processes and Technology

BRUSSELS

2 April 2019

10am to 4pm

 

e-SIDES is a research project funded by European Commission H2020 Programme that deals with the ethical, legal, social and economic implications of privacy-preserving technologies in different big data context.