Since 2017, the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) organises annual cybersecurity business matchmaking events – also known as the ECSO Cyber Investor Days – which are designed to cover different investment phases, ranging from seeding to strategic investment and M&A, as well as to support companies positioned on the entire cybersecurity value chain. The initiative aims to increase the visibility of the European cybersecurity market players and to foster the consolidation of the European cybersecurity market.
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Landmark EU rules on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online entered into force this week. Platforms will have to remove terrorist content referred by Member States' authorities within 1 hour. The rules will also help to counter the spread of extremist ideologies online - a vital part of preventing attacks and addressing radicalisation.
The Commission has proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with the click of a button on their phone. They will be able to access online services with their national digital identification, which will be recognised throughout Europe. Very large platforms will be required to accept the use of European Digital Identity wallets upon request of the user, for example to prove their age. Use of the European Digital Identity wallet will always be at the choice of the user.
The European Commission has launched an open public consultation on the announced Data Act aiming to create a fair data economy by ensuring access to and use of data. The consultation seeks to gather views from citizens, businesses, online platforms, academics, civil society, administrations and all interested parties. It is open until 3 September.
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS)
Commission Recommendation of 3.6.2021 on a common Union Toolbox for a coordinated approach towards a European Digital Identity Framework
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 as regards establishing a framework for a European Digital Identity (SEC(2021) 228 final) - (SWD(2021) 124 final) - (SWD(2021) 125 final)
The first ever European Cybersecurity Skills Summit will take place in a virtual format. Major industry CEOs and policy-makers, as well as representatives of the younger generation, are expected to attend. The opening talk will be joined by Emil IVOV, the Founder of Jitsi.
CyberSec4Europe Insights are a series of broadcasts and webinars relating to the different topics associated with cybersecurity and the work of the project. This webinar "Developments in European Regulations" will focus on aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as legislation relating to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity and future regulatory initiatives.
As a follow-up to its Digital Decade Communication of 9 March, the Commission launched a public consultation on the formulation of a set of digital principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space. This consultation, open until 2 September 2021, seeks to open a wide societal debate and gather views from citizens, non-governmental and civil society organisations, businesses, administrations and all interested parties. These principles will guide the EU and Member States in designing digital rules and regulations that deliver the benefits of digitalisation for all citizens.
The European Commission will make €11 million of funding available for 22 new projects seeking to strengthen the European Union's capacity to deter and mitigate cyber-threats and incidents, by employing the latest technologies.
CyberSec4Europe will host, with the friendly support of the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, an online panel discussion on the evening of 5 May to explore issues relating to developing SME’s awareness of cybersecurity in order to improve resilience and responses to cyber attacks, which will be an important aspect of the work of the new European Cybersecurity Competence Centre in Bucharest.
The Commission proposes today new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation across the EU. New rules on Machinery will complement this approach by adapting safety rules to increase users' trust in the new, versatile generation of products.
The webinar will cover the essentials of the KYPO Cyber Range Platform (KYPO CRP) which was released as an open-source software last year. In two talks, you will be informed how to deploy the platform and how to create simple cybersecurity training.
The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its procurement to buy innovative solutions for the detection of unauthorized mobile devices. Aim is to immediately detect any form of mobile calling (3G, 4G and 5G) in custodial facilities such as cells or recreation areas, in idle mode or when it is turned on or called with it. Deadline to reply to questionnaire: 12 May 2021. Dialogue meetings: 20-28 May 2021.
The European Commission has organised an informal virtual meeting of the future Governing Board of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre, gathering representatives from Member States, the Commission and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA. The meeting focused on the preparations for the establishment of the Centre and discussed the next steps, including practical aspects and the rules of procedure.
On April 16th the Commission organises the first meeting of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre’s (ECCC) “shadow” Governing Board, with representatives from Member States, the Commission and ENISA. This time the Board will meet on an informal capacity, further to the recent political agreement on the Regulation setting up the Centre and Network , and ahead of its entry into force expected in June. The first meeting will focus on the preparations and next steps on the establishment of the Cyber Centre, including decisions to be adopted by the Board once it will meet officially.
To facilitate the use of the Procurement Guidelines for Cybersecurity in Hospitals published in 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) releases an online tool today to support the healthcare sector in identifying procurement good practices to meet cybersecurity objectives when procuring products or services.
CYBERWISER.EU organised a whole-day online event on 25 March 2021. The first part of the event gathered experts from all across Europe setting the scene on the state-of-the-art in cybersecurity training, presenting existing solutions and opportunities to increase capacity building, evaluating best practices based on the emerging needs of SMEs and other organisations. There was also a practical training session on CYBERWISER.eu platform, with an opportunity to participate in a more detailed demonstration of the CYBERWISER.eu training platform. The recording is available now.