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About ECSO

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016.

ECSO represents the contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Cyber Security contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). ECSO members include a wide variety of stakeholders such as large companies, SMEs and Start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, clusters and association as well as European Member State’s local, regional and national administrations, countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 associated countries...

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In Focus

AGENDA - Cyber Investor Days
27-28 November, Berlin, Germany
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We are pleased to invite you to the fourth edition of our Access-to-Market & Finance series. The most promising European cyber security...

AGENDA - Cyber Security Breakfast Workshops
12 October // 16 November // 7 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium
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ECSO, in partnership with its member company - Microsoft, launches Cyber Security Breakfast Workshops to support the European Cyber Security Mont...

Members' Corner


Strengthening the EU’s Cyber Defence Capabilities

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has published a report on Europe's cyber defence capabilities, titled Strengthening the EU’s Cyber Defence Capabilities, The CEPS Task Force identified a clear EU-wide interest for greater coordination and cooperation in this space. After a comparative analysis of alternative scenarios, the Task Force concluded in favour of creating an EU Cyber Defence Agency with executive competencies and therefore, the ability to develop and utilise strategic and operational capabilities at the EU level. This would mark a critical step towards a more effective and collaborative approach to enhancing cyber security and resilience in the EU. 

The full report can be accessed HERE.


Cyber Threat CEE Region 2018

CYBERSEC HUB platform and Instytut Kosciuszko (Poland) have published a report, titled Cyber Threat CEE Region 2018. The report analyses the cyber security preparedness of SMEs from The fullCEE region (Czechia, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia).

According to the main findings, 65% of companies in the region do not have any cyber security strategy in place, only half of them make regular data back-ups, and almost 60% still rely primarily on classic anti-malware software.

The first report can be downloaded from HERE


Protecting Europe against software vulnerabilities: It’s time to act! 

Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has published a major report on software vulnerability disclosure (SVD) in Europe, titled Protecting Europe against software vulnerabilities: It’s time to act!. In the report, CEPS Task Force provides recommendations and concrete policy measures to help jumpstart coordinated vulnerability disclosure and government disclosure decision processes across Europe.

According to the report, a significant barrier to the implementation of CVD policies across the EU is the lack of a single interpretation of what constitutes ‘hacking’ among the member states. It is argued that the first step is to provide the necessary legal certainty to security researchers involved in vulnerability discovery as well as to set up appropriate vulnerability disclosure processes through complementary guidance and best practices.

The full report can be purchased HERE.

The first commentary of the report can be found HERE