Become member of a unique
    pan-european cyber security

    IN EU

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...

 Learn More

In Focus

AGENDA - Cyber Investor Days in Brussels
13-14 May 2020, Brussels, Belgium
Registration link

Don't miss your chance to attend all-digital cybersecurity B2B meetings             &n...

Members' Corner

NEW - CALL FOR PAPER - Deadline: 28 February 2020

WEIS 2020 - The 19th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified market failures surrounding internet security, quantified risks of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. The 2020 workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.

We encourage economists, computer scientists, legal scholars, business school researchers, security and privacy specialists, as well as industry experts to submit their research and participate by attending the workshop. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

  • Optimal investment in information security
  • Models and analysis of online crime (including botnets, ransomware, and underground markets)
  • Cyber-risk quantification and cyber-insurance
  • Security standards and regulation
  • Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
  • Incentives for information sharing and cooperation
  • Cyber-security policy
  • Economics of privacy and anonymity
  • Behavioral security and privacy
  • Incentives for and against pervasive monitoring threats
  • Cyber-defense strategy
  • Geopolitical and international relations aspects of cybersecurity policy

More information HERE


White Paper on cyber security in the Basque Country

The White Paper provides an overview of the general Basque cyber security ecosystem and presents an analysis of the cyber security sector, including prospects and opportunities for the sector, as well as the current situation of cyber security organisations operating in the Basque Country. 

The publication is available HERE


IoT Regulation is coming, and cybersecurity will be the key focus

Our member APPLUS+ Laboratories published a blog post, discussing the advent of the IoT era and what risks and security issues it brings to a world where everything is connected. It is argued that most of these problems are not new (e.g. DDoS attacks have been always there) but they get to be magnified thanks to the number of IoT devices can be found outside. By incorporating all kinds of IoT devices, the attack surface of any system becomes larger, and the existence of weak links more prone to be exposed and identified.

The full blog post can be accessed HERE