Purpose & Scope Investment in cybersecurity is crucial and at the very foundation of a functioning and trustworthy Digital Single Market. The EU has adopted a wide-range of cybersecurity and privacy measures, such as the NIS Directive, the GDPR, the Cybersecurity Act and the Blueprint. In support of this, €1 billion has been invested in cybersecurity and privacy under the EU’s Horizon 2014-2020 research programme, with a total of over 1,300 consortium partners in over 130 projects from sectors and across Europe.
But what next? As Horizon 2020 comes to an end what further steps can the European Commission take on key issues and emerging technologies to ensure that Europe’s quality in cybersecurity continues?
Through small and interactive break-out sessions and open panel discussions, this year’s Concertation meeting provides a platform for projects to contribute to the policy dialogue. The end result will be to provide the EC with a set of recommendations on how to move forward on the key strategic elements which can shape Europe’s R&I cybersecurity strategy.
Who should attend? Academia, Researchers, Innovators, ICT SMEs, SMEs associations, policy makers and funding agencies looking to assess future priorities and challenges in cybersecurity and privacy. The Concertation meeting primarily targets partners from projects that are active and under Unit H1 Cybersecurity and Privacy but our doors are open to all. The EC’s rich, eclectic collection of projects and consortia will ensure a real mix of participants to ensure we have considerations from a broad stakeholder community. Participation is free of charge.
Main Take-aways for the audience - Contribute to discussion on the future of EU cybersecurity and privacy landscape - Find out how to collaborate with and contribute to the new competence centre pilot projects - Learn about new outputs and opportunities from the EC, ECSO and ENISA - Present, validate and formulate your own project recommendations based on open and frank discussions - Meet new players from projects that have kicked-off in 2018-19 - Explore how to target and serve potential end-users more effectively - Discuss what is next for the GDPR. Can it really cope with IoT and AI? - Help to identify how to fill the key gaps in the standards and certification landscape - Validate recommendations on where international alignment and priorities should lie - And of course, NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!