new H2020 project Cyberwatching.eu

new H2020 project Cyberwatching.eu

As cybersecurity hits the headlines on an almost daily basis, the Centre announces it will be taking part in a new cybersecurity landscaping project, Cyberwatching.eu, which aims to monitor cybersecurity and privacy initiatives throughout the EU and associated countries.

Initiatives identified by the project will be clustered according to themes, leading to an online catalogue of services for cybersecurity and privacy, showcasing market uptake and advancing EU sustainable competitiveness.

A supply & demand marketplace of EU cybersecurity products & services, as well as the inclusion of an end-users' club, will ensure that the needs of SMEs as well as other relevant stakeholders are taken into account.

The BBC recently reported on the findings of a government survey that 46% of British businesses discovered at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year.

Ultimately, a cybersecurity and privacy ecosystem will be created by the project consortia, offering prime and guided access to the Cyberwatching.eu catalogue of services and marketplace, and ensuring feedback in terms of effectiveness and usability of research results.

The Cyberwatching.eu consortia is domain-skilled and complementary. It comprises:

An influential External Advisory Group passionate about cybersecurity and privacy supports the consortia.

Associate Professor and Associate Director for Innovation, David Wallom, who is a member of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security, will lead the Centre's involvement.

He says, "Cybersecurity when described in either the media or even through organisations such as NCSC is an umbrella term for many different types of threat, oppurtunity, technology and policy. Through the work of Cyberwatching.eu we aim to simplify the routes to access European wide expertise in the area. This will ensure that SME in particular are able to get the targeted advice and support that is relevant to them. Oxford will be leading on cybersecurity market segmentation, allowing consumers of information generated by the consortia to know quickly and eaily which parts of the ecosystem are lrelevant to them."