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Legislative proposal to create a cybersecurity competence network with a European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
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26 March 2018 - 23 April 2018
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  • Naviair (Denmark)
    23 April 2018 Company/business organisation
    Naviair (Denmark)

    On behalf of the Danish Air Navigation Service Provider Naviair, I clearly state our support for Option 1. Doing nothing is really not an option, current coordination is rather fragmented, there are too many players on the scene and too little overview of what they are supposed to do - leading to a duplication of actions, thus wasting valuable resources. Setting up yet another center is not a solution either, there are too many actors already...

  • European Organization for Security (Belgium)
    23 April 2018 Business association
    European Organization for Security (Belgium)

    We favour OPTION 2 as the most appropriate policy option. In order to overcome the current shortcomings of the European cybersecurity market it is necessary to support the deployment of relevant technologies. Only a comprehensive approach aiming at the deployment of cybersecurity solutions while leveraging on targeted research investments, can allow European industry to reduce, and in some cases, also close the gap with other global players,...

  • Basque Cyberecurity Centre (Spain)
    23 April 2018 Public authority
    Basque Cyberecurity Centre (Spain)

    In our opinion Joint Undertaking (JU) based on Art. 187 is the best option. Therefore, the Basque Cybersecurity Centre and our regional associates support Option 1. We fully agree with the arguments expressed by other players, especially those ones regarding the exclusion of military research from this framework to ensure technology neutrality and the ones highlighting the opportunity to establish a balanced network of Competence Centres. ...

  • Eurosmart (Belgium)
    23 April 2018 Business association
    Eurosmart (Belgium)

    Eurosmart, the association representing the European digital security industry, welcomes European Commission’s initative to create a cybersecurity competence network with a European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre. This Digital security technology is a unique European success, more than 120 countries in the world use it for securing their electronic passport, all well-known high-end smart phone manufacturers use it to protect...

  • T&D Europe (Belgium)
    23 April 2018 Business association
    T&D Europe (Belgium)

    Dear Sir, Madam, T&D Europe, the European association of Electrcity grid technology providers, wishes to provide its feedback on the Impact Assessment of the initiative to “Create a cybersecurity competence network with a European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre”. Our members are favouring Option 1 and add important recommendations to take into consideration when going forward with a Joint Undertaking structure. Please find...

  • Microsoft (United States)
    20 April 2018 Company/business organisation
    Microsoft (United States)

    Microsoft has always been a world leader in technological innovation, building some of the most important products in both the software and hardware industry. For us, research plays a crucial role in driving innovation, and for this reason, we welcome the European Commission’s proposal to set up a network of cybersecurity centers of expertise with a European Research and Competence Centre. Existing barriers Digital Single Market in Europe are...

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