Mission & Objectives
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 an industry-led 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.
The main objective of ECSO is to support all types of initiatives or projects that aim to develop, promote, encourage European cybersecurity, and in particular to:
- Foster and protect from cyber threats the growth of the European Digital Single Market;
- Develop the cybersecurity market in Europe and the growth of a competitive cybersecurity and ICT industry, with an increased market position;
- Develop and implement cybersecurity solutions for the critical steps of trusted supply chains, in sectoral applications where Europe is a leader.
ECSO is engaged in taking concrete actions to achieve these objectives by:
- Collaborate with the European Commission and national public administrations to promote Research and Innovation (R&I) in cybersecurity;
- Propose a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and a Multiannual Roadmap with its regular updates;
- Foster market development and investments in demonstration projects and pilots to facilitate bringing innovation to cybersecurity market;
- Foster competitiveness and growth of the cybersecurity industry in Europe (large companies and SME) as well as end users / operators through innovative cybersecurity technologies, applications, services, solutions;
- Support the widest and best market uptake of innovative cybersecurity technologies and services for professional and private use;
- Promote and assist in the definition and implementation of a European cybersecurity industrial policy to encourage the use of cybersecurity solutions as well as secure and trustworthy ICT solutions to increase digital autonomy;
- Support the development and the interests of the entire cybersecurity and ICT security ecosystem (including education, training awareness, etc.);
Areas of interest
- ICT Infrastructure (including cloud, mobile, networks, etc.)
- Smart Grids (Energy)
- Transportation (including Automotive / Electrical Vehicles)
- Smart Buildings and Smart Cities
- Industrial Control Systems (Industry 4.0)
- Public Administration and Open Government
- Finance and Insurance
ECSO Chairperson and Vice Chairs
Philippe Vannier is the 1 st elected Chairman of ECSO. He is currently Executive Vice-President of Big Data & Security and Chief Technology Officer at Atos Group. He has been CEO of the Bull Group since May 2010. He is also the Chairman and founder of Crescendo Industries, which he founded in 2004, Bull’s largest shareholder. Philippe Vannier is a graduate of ESPCI ParisTech and of INSEAD AMP. He also holds a DEA Génie électrique et Instrumentation from the University Paris IV. He began his career at Michelin North America, then Cobham Group and Alcatel.
ECSO Vice chairs
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Infineon Technologies AG
Leonardo - Finmeccanica
NXP semiconductors B.V.
Safran Identity & Security
Telefonica Digital España slu
Thales Communications and Security SAS
ETNO - European Telecommunication Network Operator's Association
FISC - Finnish Information Security Cluster
RIA - Information System Autorithy, Republic of Estonia
Germany - Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
Estonia - MOD - Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia
Spain - INCIBE (Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la
Información) - Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad de España S.A. - SETSI - INCIBE – CDTI
Poland - Ministry of Digital Affairs
Italy - MiSE - Ministry of Economic Development
RENIC – Red de Excelencia Nacional de Investigación en Ciberseguridad
TECNALIA - Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation
After having graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, ha has worked on the development of high power microwave systems for the next thermonuclear fusion reactor (ITER). He continued his carrier at Thomson CSF / Thales where he took on increasing responsibilities for European Affairs (R&D) in different sectors: telecom, industrial, medical, scientific, and becoming in 2003 Director for European Affairs for the civilian activities of the Group. In 2007, he suggested the creation of EOS (European Organisation for Security) and coordinated its establishment while he was still Deputy Director for Security at ASD. He is the CEO of EOS and President of the Steering Board of the French ANR for security research.