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Teleworking during COVID-19: Good practices and tips for cybersecurity

Thursday, 23 July, 2020

Thank you for joining the Cyberwatching.eu webinar on "Teleworking during Covid-19:Good practices and tips for cybersecurity" in collaboration with SME cluster.



The webinar slides are now available below. 

Introduction to Cyberwatching..eu and its key assets - Nicholas Ferguson, Cyberwatching.eu

Teleworking and cybersecurity in times of Covid-19: challenges and risks for SMEsCiprian Oprisa, ClujIT

Digital Solutions in times of Covid-19 Moritz Zimmerman, DSME

Tips and must dos of cybersecurity - John Davies, CyberWales (will only be available on the recorded webinar)

Watch the recorded webinar.

Check out the 10 Cybersecurity tips for teleworking provided by the European Digital SME Alliance, Cyberwatching.eu partner.

Purpose and Scope

In today's COVID-19 times, working from home ensures the safety and well-being of a company’s workforce and clients. Telework will go on for an indefinite period and could even become the new standard for companies

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small and medium enterprise (SME) to implement a quick transition to a more digitalised workflow. This rapid and, in many cases, involuntary modernisation of small and medium companies obviously carries with it many cybersecurity risks.

It is therefore fundamental for SMEs to increase their knowledge of the cybersecurity area, as their unpreparedness can easily lead to the exposure of sensitive information on the internet and the loss of critical assets, also causing brand damage.

This webinar, held on 23 July 2020 at 11:00 CEST will feature European experts in digital security coming from SME associations, cybersecurity clusters and EC-funded projects.

Who is it for?

This webinar targets small and medium enterprises that are looking for general telework guidance and cybersecurity best practices.

Why attend?

  • Knowing the potentially risky situations and techniques used in today's of cyber attacks;
  • Preparing your company to respond to risks with simple tips and best practices;
  • Discovering digital solutions that can help to increase your preparedness;
  • Plus, it's free!


11:00 – 11:10 – Introduction to Cyberwatching..eu and its key assets - Nicholas Ferguson, Cyberwatching.eu

11:10 – 11: 20 – Teleworking and cybersecurity in times of Covid-19: challenges and risks for SMEs Ciprian Oprisa, ClujIT

11:20 – 11:30 – Digital Solutions in times of Covid-19 Moritz Zimmerman, DSME

11:30 – 11:40 – Tips and must dos of cybersecurity - John Davies, CyberWales (will only be available on the recorded webinar)

11:40 – 11:50 – Round Table Q&A

11:50 – 12:00 – Closing remarks


Thank you for joining us! See you on our next webinar.


Ciprian Oprisa

Dr. Ciprian Oprisa works in the security field since 2010, from reverse engineering, applying machine learning to malware detection problems and designing network security components. He obtained his PhD in 2016 at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where he currently holds a Lecturer position, teaching Operating Systems at Bachelor level and Mobile Security and Big Data at Master level.

Moritz Zimmermann

Moritz Zimmermann graduated from the University of Vienna (Austria) in Political Science and Arabic where he focused on the topics of digitalisation, migration, and European integration. During his studies, he worked at the United Nations Office at Vienna, explaining the UN's history, goals, and specialised organisations to visitors, as well as conducting workshops on refugees, sustainability, and human rights. His employment at the UN in Vienna allowed Moritz to spend the summers from 2013-2016 in China to attend the UN Chinese Language Programme's Summer School at Nanjing University. 

After graduating, Moritz moved to Jordan for a communications internship at a grassroots organization for urban refugees in Amman. In mid-2019, the Viennese native moved back to Europe to take a job with DIGITAL SME in Brussels, where he will focus on internal and external communications, networking, and events. Next to his job at DIGITAL SME, Moritz volunteers as the Deputy-Director of Programmes at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Brussels, where he focuses on politics & media and the UN System.

Besides his native German, Moritz is fluent in English, and almost fluent in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, with very advanced Chinese and Arabic, and intermediate French and Turkish skills.

Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist & Project Manager. Nicholas has an MSc in Educational Management and a BA Hons in Politics and Sociology. He is the coordinator of the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) as well as the coordinator of cyberwatching.eu. Previously, he was the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 project and deputy coordinator of CloudWATCH, SLA-Ready, SIENA and OGF-Europe. He excels in building & promoting innovative tools and services in the ICT innovation landscape. His work focuses on raising awareness of novel tools and services in ICT, in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors as well as providing contributions to the adoption of ICT Standards. Since its launch in 2009, Nicholas managed the Cloudscape Series, www.cloudscapeseries.eu that grew from a funded initiative by the EC to becoming a self-sustaining event attracting international thought leaders in the cloud space in Europe. Nicholas has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the yearly concertation meetings of the CloudWATCH & CloudWATCH2 projects.



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