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 is the private counterpart to the European Commission in implementing the contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP) on cybersecurity. We unite a variety of European cybersecurity stakeholders across the EU Member States, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 Programme associated countries.

The main goal of ECSO is to coordinate the development of the European Cybersecurity Ecosystem

    • FEDERATE & CONNECT:, ECSO Federates the European Cybersecurity Public and Private Community and facilitates the networking and cooperation at European level
    • ACT: ECSO Supports members' needs and market development in public-private cooperation with concrete actions/initiatives geared towards increasing strategic autonomy.  
    • SUPPORT; ECSO is a recognised actor in the European institutional landscape, it cooperates with European institutions, bodies and agencies as well as National Public administrations for the development and implementation of EU policies, programmes and legislations to increase digital autonomy.

Collaborations

About our collaborations

ECSO is a pan European, multi-stakeholders and cross sectoral partnership organisation working on cybersecurity with a holistic approach. In light of this we seek out to establish and strengthen our collaboration with various other actors and stakeholders part of the European cybersecurity ecosystem. The objective of each collaboration is to complement each other’s work, avoid duplication, learn from one another and promote the objective and vision of ECSO.

European Institutions

ECSO maintains close collaboration with European Commissionners and top-level management of the European Commission's DGs including DG CNECT, DG RTD, DG ENER, DG MOVE, JRC, DG DIGIT, EEAS

Upon the invitation of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, ECSO is regularly invited to provide updates on the status of its work to the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues of the Council.

ECSO closely engages with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Committees and Political Groups providing independent assessments on European legislative proposals such as the implementation of the NIS Directive, the Cybersecurity Act including the establishment of a European Certification Framework and the definition of ENISA's new mandate, as well as the set-up of a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres. In parallel, ECSO fosters relations between MEPs and ECSO Members addressing key topics such as support to SMEs, regional development, R&I, investments, disruptive technologies, etc as well as ECSO Initiatives like Women4Cyber and Youth4Cyber.

European Agencies and Bodies

ECSO regularly cooperates with European Agencies and Bodies such as ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), EUROPOL (European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation), EDA (European Defence Agency), ESA (European Space Agency), EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology), EIB (European Investment Bank), CEN/CENELEC (European Committee for Standardisation/European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)

Other European Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Joint Undertakings(JU)

ECSO coordinates its work with other relevant PPPs and European Associations such as euRobotics, BDVA (Big Data), AIOTI (IoT), EFFRA (Industry 4.0), 5G AI (5G), INATBA (Blockchain), A.SPIRE (Processes), ECSEL (JU on embedded electronics), EUROHPC (JU on High-performance Computing). 

Pilot Projects

Composed by 40% of ECSO members, CONCORDIA, ECHO, SPARTA and CyberSec4Europe are the four winning pilot projects of the 2018 Horizon 2020 cybersecurity call "establishing and operating a pilot for a European Cybersecurity Competence Network and developing a common European Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap". These four EU pilot projects are expected to strengthen the EU's cybersecurity capacity and tackle future cybersecurity challenges for a safer European Digital Single Market.

Governance


Board of Directors

ECSO Chairperson

Philippe Vannier
Executive Vice-President of Big Data & Security and Chief Technology Officer at Atos Group

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

Guillaume Poupard
Director General Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information (ANSSI) – National public administration

Charlotte Graire
Senior Manager - Business Development and Partnerships Airbus CyberSecurity – Large company

Giorgio Cusma Lorenzo
Group Senior Director - Cybersecurity, Business continuity Strategy and Group Governance Intesa San Paolo – User/operator

Fabio Martinelli
Senior Researcher Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – Research Center

Mark Miller
Founder & CEO Conceptivity sàrl – SME

Members of Board of Directors

Leonardo S.p.A;
NXP Semiconductors Netherlands B.V.
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH
Schneider Electric
Secunet
Siemens AG
SGS Group
Thales SIX GTS France SAS
Cyber Services
Digital SME
Guardtime
ACN – Alliance pour la Confiance Numérique
AEI Ciberseguridad – Agrupacíon Empresarial Innovadora en Ciberseguridad y Tecnologías Avanzadas (Spanish Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster)
EUROBITS
ETNO – European Telecommunication Network Operator's Association
FISC – Finnish Information Security Cluster
NECC - North European Cybersecurity Cluster
EDF – Electricité de France
INCERT GIE
RIA – Estonian Information System Authority
Finland – NESA - The National Emergency Supply Agency
Estonia – Ministry of Defence
Italy – Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE)
Spain - INCIBE - National Institute of Cybersecurity
Poland – Ministry of Digital Affairs
CEA – Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
TECNALIA – Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Conseil Regional de Bretagne

Reference documents

Secretariat

Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General

Emile Jonckheere
Senior Office Manager

Eda Aygen
Head of Communications and Advisor to the Secretary General

Roberto G. Cascella
Senior Policy Manager

Standardisation, certification and supply chain management (WG1) SRIA and Cybersecurity Technologies (WG6)

Nina Olesen
Senior Policy Manager

Sectoral demand (WG3) Education, training, raising awareness, cyber ranges (WG5) Women4Cyber initiative Youth4Cyber initiative

Danilo D'Elia
Senior Policy Manager

Market development, investments, international collaboration (WG2) Support to SMEs and cooperation with Regions (WG4) cPPP Monitoring

Nina Hasratyan
Policy Manager & Liaison with Stakeholders

Coordinator of Women4Cyber initative Users' Committee Support to Sectoral Demand (WG3) activities Support to Education, training, raising awareness and cyber ranges (WG5) activities

Milda Kaklauskaite
Communications and Policy Manager

Support to Communication and Marketing

Alexander Cook
Communications and Policy Assistant

Vacancies

We do not have any vacancies to fill at the moment but we welcome spontaneous applications !

Feel free to send us your CV and motivation letter to secretariat@ecs-org.eu