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Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity

Objective

The growing complexity of the digital ecosystem in combination with increasing global risks entail the danger that enforcing cybersecurity may bypass other fundamental values like equality, fairness or privacy, whereas downplaying cybersecurity would undermine citizens’ trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure. Technology developers as well as legal and philosophical scholars and empirical researchers have dealt for many years with cybersecurity issues, although from very specific angles. What is missing is community-building that unifies these perspectives from the presupposition that technology development in cybersecurity should incorporate European values and fundamental rights. Constructing this community – an alliance for value-driven cybersecurity – is the central aim of the CANVAS consortium.
CANVAS consists of partners from different scientific traditions – ethical, legal, empirical and technological – with unique competences and broad contact networks such that they can serve as “seed crystals” for community-building. The consortium will take three domains of application with unique value-profiles and complementing cybersecurity exigencies – the health system, finance, and police / national security – as starting point for outlining problems related to value-driven cybersecurity. Using a three-step process, CANVAS will (1) structure existing knowledge, (2) design a network for exchanging knowledge and generating insights across domains, and (3) disseminate the insights gained through three means: A reference curriculum for value-driven cybersecurity with a focus on industry-training, briefing packages for policy stakeholders, and a MOOC (massive open online course) on value-driven cybersecurity. Furthermore, the alliance that should result from this community-building will allow for self-organization among alliance members for tackle specific research questions that emerge out of knowledge exchange in future proposals.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2015-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (11)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 100
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
F-SECURE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 7
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 456,46
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNABHANGIGES LANDESZENTRUM FUR DATENSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 600
Address
Holstenstrasse 98
24103 Kiel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 000
Address
Prufeninger Strasse 58
93049 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 114 500
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 127 200
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 300
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 343,54
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
96047 Bamberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments