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Protecting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises digital technology through an innovative cyber-SECurity framework

Objective

Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver for innovation and growth in the EU. SMEs also stand to gain the most from innovative technology, because it is complicated and costly for them to set-up and run ICT in the traditional way. Taking into account cyber-security, SMEs do not always understand all the risks and business consequences for the development of technologies without the adequate level of protection against cybercrime.
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) declares on the “Information security and privacy Standards for SMEs” study of 2016 that, despite rising concerns on information security risks, the level of SMEs information security and privacy Standard adoption is relatively low.
SMESEC consortium is proposing to develop a cost-effective framework composed of specific cyber-security tool-kit to support SMEs in managing network information security risks and threats, as well as in identifying opportunities for implementing secure innovative technology in the digital market; for this consortium, it is important that SMEs do not only look at cyber-security as an obstacle, but also they understand the business opportunity beyond it.
In this scenario, an international group of experts proposes SMESEC as a response to the cyber-security challenges for business companies with a limited background on cyber-security and a restricted budget. The SMESEC project will be developed in 36 months by a competitive consortium of 12 partners from 7 countries, which corresponds to a well-balanced structure, involving big companies, SMEs, research centres and universities. Despite the great diversity of entities within the proposal, SMESEC is an industry-oriented project, since the private companies will cover more than 73% of the total project costs, and will be led by a big company, ATOS, with many years of experience on project management and cyber-security.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-SC7-2016
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Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 556 871,20

Participants (11)

WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 367 761,63
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 345 498,44
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 478 657,19
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 260 778
Address
444 Route Des Dolines
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCYTL SECURE ELECTRONIC VOTING SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 529,59
Address
Carrer Enric Granados 84
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRIDPOCKET SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 291 856,91
Address
Route De Cretes 300
06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CITRIX ELLAS MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 300 657,66
Address
Eo Kato-ano Kastritsiou 4
26504 Kato Kastritsi Patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 500 749,16
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BITDEFENDER SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 216 125,66
Address
Soseaua Orhideelor 15A, Cladirea Orhideea Towers, Etajele 9,10,11 Si 12
060071 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 378 436,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments