The primary goals of the Atlas Platform are to:
- facilitate the establishment of a community of practice
- help identify with whom to collaborate on future projects
- map the competencies of Europe in various cybersecurity domains
- act as a knowledge management tool for the future European Cybersecurity Competence Centre
- raise the visibility of participants within the cybersecurity community and beyond
- better coordinate European R&D efforts in cybersecurity
- contribute to shaping the strategic orientations of EU programmes funding cybersecurity research, technology and capabilities
- provide relevant input to cybersecurity policymaking in Europe
- provide awareness of the cybersecurity community
- support the European Commission on managing work programmes and allocation of funds.
The main benefits for organisations and researchers in providing their information to the Atlas platform are:
- Networking: the platform provides an opportunity to enlarge the research network and get in contact with relevant peers across Europe.
- Visibility and influence: the participation in the platform improves the organisation visibility allowing it to be taken into consideration by the EC and cybersecurity community in EU policies, programmes, events, and sectorial activities.
- Furthermore, students, job seekers, and market analysists are a few important users expected to use the Atlas as a reference point for cybersecurity expertise in Europe.