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Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Address

Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (11)

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VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 133 100

F-SECURE OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 456,46

UNABHANGIGES LANDESZENTRUM FUR DATENSCHUTZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 124 600

OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 104 000

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 114 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 127 200

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 300

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE

Switzerland

OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 139 343,54

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 700540

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 569 050

  • EU contribution

    € 1 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland