WG2: Market Deployment, Investments and International Collaboration
This Working Group brings together cybersecurity market players covering the entire value chain. Together they contribute to cybersecurity market consolidation, promotion of products & services available in the EU market and investigate business opportunities with international partners.
18 September 2020 - Introducing the latest European-based cybersecurity product vendors, service providers and consultancy offerings
The ECSO Cybersecurity Market Radar serves as a comprehensive visualisation tool, marking a significant step forward in ensuring the transparency of the European cybersecurity market and boosting the visibility of its deployment-ready cybersecurity solutions and capabilities. With more than 100 European cybersecurity companies, the 3rd ECSO Cybersecurity Market Radar release presents rich European cybersecurity industry landscape.
The Radar is based on a market-oriented taxonomy of cybersecurity capabilities, developed by the ECSO working groups, dealing with market analysis, investments, cybersecurity companies and regions. The ECSO Cybersecurity Market Radar taxonomy in high-resolution can be found [here].
5 designated capabilities – identify, protect, detect, respond, recover – present concrete competences and means to mitigate, resolve, monitor and analyse cyber-related threats. We invite you to have a look at a wide spectrum of cybersecurity products and services provided by European-based companies:
IDENTIFY – for the better organisational understanding of the IT infrastructure and cybersecurity readiness to manage cyber risks to individuals, systems, assets, data and capabilities [discover it here].
PROTECT – for appropriate safeguards to reduce the attack surface and to ensure the availability, integrity, confidentiality, auditability and performance of the critical IT services. Wide range of 'protect' capabilities are provided by large European cybersecurity companies [discover it here], as well as by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) [discover it here].
DETECT – for appropriate tools to identify the nature and the scope of cyber-attacks carried out on the entity [discover it here].
RESPOND – for appropriate measures to effectively mitigate the detected cybersecurity incidents [discover it here].
RECOVER – appropriate action plans to bounce back from cyber-attack and to restore any capabilities or services affected [discover it here].
- Develop and maintain a view on the Cybersecurity Industry in Europe as a whole: support ECSO members to improve their market knowledge (products, suppliers, but also cyber security insurance solutions)
- Design and facilitate innovative private and public investment capabilities: facilitate to understand the dynamics of the market and create a community of investors, brokers and supporting industries.
- Support international trade: establish dialogue with main trade partners (US, China, Brazil and Japan) and initialising dialogue with developing countries
- Common taxonomy based upon NIST taxonomy (already tested and validated in ECSO activities): One common language for concrete actions and visibility
- ECSO Cybersecurity Market Radar (mapping more than 700 EU companies at national and regional level - based on the ECSO Common taxonomy for European based cybersecurity products, suppliers, service providers and consultancy offerings. IMPACT: Increased visibility of SMEs and large companies, tool for qualitative market analysis
- Cooperation with EU Investors towards an EU Cybersecurity Investment Fund IMPACT: Increase and focus investments on EU companies/solutions
- International cooperation: Dialogue with Japan (EU certification, Public-Private Partnership approach) and other Third Countries on a case by case basis. IMPACT: Identification of synergies and cooperation with Third Countries, promotion of EU Technology and competence at international level.
The Working Group chairs are:
- David Ofer (iTrust),
- Peter Rost (Secunet security networks AG)
- Ulrich Sedeslachts (LSEC)
The working group is segmented into sub-working groups as followed:
SWG 2.1 Market knowledge - Chairs: Secunet Security Network AG and LSEC
SWG 2.2 Investments and innovative business models - Chairs: Orange Digital Ventures, LSEC and Sonae IM/S21Sec
SWG 2.3 International cooperation, global competitiveness and support to export - Chairs: Basque Cybersecurity Centre, Detack and CINI
Cybersecurity Investment Platform (Fund of Funds)
- Stimulating the emergence of new pan-European specialised cybersecurity funds to enable the launch of specialised European investment projects.
- Providing a focus on Series-A and growth stage companies to offer a level playing field for early stage companies which currently constitute the majority of investments in Europe.
- Creating a more specialised investment capacity to attract large international “limited partners” on the European market.
- Leveraging the Smart Specialisation Platform Cyber Valleys to widen the deployment of an inter-regional acceleration programme and trigger large business-technology partnerships.
- Supporting the creation of the synergies in relevant R&D&I funding schemes across Europe.
- Ace Management, France
- Adara Ventures, Spain
- eCAPITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS AG, Germany
- KPN Ventures, The Netherlands
- P101, Italy
- Primomiglio, Italy
- TIIN Capital, The Netherlands
- Vendep Capital, Finland