8th ECSO Cyber Investor Days

30 November - 1 December 2020, Bochum, Germany
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The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and eurobits e.V. - European Competence Centre for Information Technology Security (Bochum)  have the pleasure of inviting you to the 8th Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 30 November - 1 December 2020 in Bochum, Germany.

Despite the challenging times, the most promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond. In addition, two best cybersecurity companies participating at the 8th Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award. More information about the Award can be found here

8th Cyber Investor Days will be organised as a hybrid event, allowing physical (in-person) and virtual (remote) attendance. Participants will receive further information closer to the event date. 

The last edition of the ECSO Cyber Investor Days took place on 13-14 May 2020 and was organised as an all-virtual event. It proved to be a great success – the record number of investors and corporates attended the event, around 150 virtual B2B meetings were held.


FOR STARTUPS & SMEs. To be selected for the pitches and B2B meetings, European cybersecurity startups and SMEs are invited to submit an application form to wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu. The application form is available here (Word file). More information about the application process can be found in the application guidelines, available here (PDF file). Make sure to apply before the DEADLINE: Sunday, 18 October 2020, midnight CET.

UPDATE: Deadline is extended to Sunday, 25 October 2020, midnight CET.



FOR INVESTORS & CORPORATES. Interested corporates and investors from Europe and beyond are invited to register their attendance here


About ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days

ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events – also known as the ECSO Cyber Investor Days – are designed to cover different investment phases, ranging from seeding to strategic investment and M&A, as well as to support companies positioned on the entire cybersecurity value chain. The initiative aims to increase the visibility of the European cybersecurity market players and to foster the consolidation of the European cybersecurity market.

Launched in 2017, ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events gathered more than 450 participants and provided a forum for more than 450 business-to-business meetings. Previous editions were organised with the most recognised players of the European cybersecurity ecosystem: Startup Estonia, Systematic Paris-Region, secunet Security Networks AG, TeleTrust - IT Security Association Germany, the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), the SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the cybersecurity agency of the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg and twice the EIT Digital Accelerator.


About European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) is a non-for-profit organisation, established in 2016. ECSO unites more than 250 European cybersecurity stakeholders, including large companies, SMEs and startups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, associations, as well as regional and national administrations. ECSO works with its members and partners to develop a competitive European cybersecurity ecosystem providing trusted cybersecurity solutions and advancing Europe’s cybersecurity posture and its technological independence. 


About eurobits e.V. - European Competence Centre for Information Technology Security

eurobits e.V. is a registered association established in 1999. Among its members are scientific institutions, local and global players from the Ruhr Area as well as start-ups – all from the IT security sector. eurobits aims to strengthen international IT security networks, promotes the transfer between research and business and supports the education of new IT security specialists. All these efforts are based on the strong IT security ecosystem as well as the wide expertise of the eurobits members. More information: www.eurobits.de.

ECSO afternoon webinar - “The League” – modelling tomorrow’s EU cybersecurity outlook (“thinking out of the box”)

9th September - 14.00 - 15.00, Online
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Technologies are continuously evolving, and it is almost impossible to understand what the future digital society will look like (not considering other uncertainties brought by the “new normal”) and what will be the effective cybersecurity needs.  To build a resilient digital society and increased cybersecurity autonomy it is of outmost importance to define a clear comprehensive cybersecurity vision across strategic digital technologies and solutions to support the evolution of the European cyber market and make the right investments to support the recovery of our economy.

For this webinar we have invited world-wide recognized experts, researchers, and ethical hackers from ECSO members who will explain, based on their experience, what will be the different scenarios of the evolution towards increasing digitalisation and their cybersecurity challenges to be addressed from an operational, technical and legislative perspective.

Speakers:

  • Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure (Finland)
  • Rayna Stamboliyska, VP Governance & Public Affairs, Yes We Hack (France)
  • Csaba Virág, Head of Competence Building, Guardtime (Estonia/Hungary)
  • Selene Giupponi, Managing Director, Resecurity (Italy)

Moderated by Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General, ECSO


ECSO afternoon webinar - The future of ECSO: between market and institutional initiatives

9th September - 15.30 - 16.30, Online
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Since 2016, ECSO has become a beacon for the European community of cybersecurity stakeholders. A platform of exchange, network, and collaboration. Today, ECSO has exceeded the initial expectations set by the contract of the PPP by addressing not only R&I priorities for the next H2020 calls but also significant issues related to industrial development such as certification, support to SMEs, investments, sectoral applications, training and education, etc. 

In parallel, the European political debate has also rapidly developed in the last 4 years. Gaining confidence from the adoption and entering into force of strong legislative packages such as the NIS Directive, the Cybersecurity Act and the GDPR (which has set a world-wide golden standard on data protection) Europe is defining the rules of its own Digital Single Market. Today, the European Commission is moving up another gear with legislations on liability of AI and IoT, data spaces, Digital Services Act, review of the NIS Directive, ex-ante competition tools, the establishment of a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and a new cybersecurity strategy etc. Secure management of data is and will be our future challenge.

Currently, the German Presidency of the Council is leading the cybersecurity political agenda and has the important task to finalise the discussions on establishing a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and a Network for coordination national competences which will create the new institutional landscape on cybersecurity at European level.

For this webinar we have invited top-notch cybersecurity experts from European large companies, critical infrastructure, investors from ECSO members and German government to discuss the future of ECSO in light of Europe’s ambitions for a digital sovereignty, increased strategic cybersecurity autonomy including for critical infrastructure and investments from the public and private sectors to ensure market consolidation.

Speakers:

  • Mirja Becker, Head of unit VIB2 in the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Germany)
  • Yves Lagoude, Strategy and Business Intelligence Director, Thales Secure Communications and Information Systems (France)
  • Carlos Moreira da Silva, Director, SONAE IM (Portugal)
  • Francesco Morelli, Head of Corporate Protection, CISO, Terna Group (Italy)

Moderated by Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General, ECSO

ECSO Webinar: COVID-19 and its impact on a new European vision on cybersecurity

29th May, Online
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Our next webinar will take place on 29th May at 11:30 AM and will look into the priorities of the European Commission after the COVID-19 regarding digital transformation; the main threats and trends observed during the pandemic and what European measures could be adopted / adapted in the framework of the European Digital Strategy.

Our guest speakers will feature, among others:

  • Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Jean-Marie Letort, Head of Cybersecurity Evaluation and Consulting, Thales
  • Axel Deininger, CEO & Chairman of the Management Board, secunet Security Networks AG
  • Samu Konttinen, President & CEO, F-Secure
  • Elena Garcia Diez, CISO, INDRA
The discussion will be moderated by Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General, ECSO


ECSO Webinar: Cyber Threats and COVID-19

20th May, Online
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Coming up next in our series of webinars, we will discuss cyber threats and touch upon some key topics such as information sharing, early warning systems, vulnerability management and response in times of crisis.

Join us on Wednesday 20th May from 15:00 to 16:00 (Brussels time) together with our guest speakers:


  • Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department at European Union Agency For Cybersecurity (ENISA)
  • Phédra Clouner, Deputy Director of the Belgian Cybersecurity Centre
  • Fabien Lecoq, Chief Technical Security Officer, Sopra Steria
  • Wim Mees, Professor at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium and lead coordinator of the European Pilot Project ECHO.


The discussion will be moderated by Arnaud Fillette, Threat Management Services, Thales


ECSO Webinar: Horizon Europe Programme Priorities in light of the COVID-19

15 May 2020, Online
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Join us for our 2nd webinar entitled "Horizon Europe Programme priorities in light of the COVID-19" on May 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 together with:

  • Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of Unit, Cybersecurity Technology & Capacity Building, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Marina Martinez, H2020 Programme Officer, Security, Space, Transport, SMEs, Environment & Bioeconomy, Spanish Office for Science and Technology
  • Fabio Martinelli, Director of Research, Italian National Research Council
  • Veronique Pevtschin, Innovation Manager, IS3 Labs, Engineering


Background info on the webinars

This series of about 10 webinars will gather the national and European cybersecurity community across public and private sectors. The webinars are structured around a strategy to validate and reinforce the vision for a European cybersecurity and its added value for all its stakeholders:

  • R&I, capacity and capability building priorities
  • COVID-19 and Cyber threats: info sharing, early warning, assessment, vulnerability management and response
  • COVID-19 and its impact on a new vision for common EU added value on cybersecurity
  • Sectoral perspective (assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 on healthcare and financial services – as example – and security of increased manufacturing automation (Industry 4.0) to speed up economic recovery after the COVID crisis)
  • Privacy and data management at the time of COVID-19: Getting out of the crisis using digital solutions while preserving privacy
  • Showcasing European SMEs' digital solutions and Managing Public & Private Fundraising for SMEs during and after the COVID-19
  • Feedback from regional stakeholders in facing cyber incidents during COVID-19 crisis
  • Education, skills and cyber ranges (importance of online education and cyber ranges in raising awareness and training the current and future workforce)


Cyber Investor Days in Brussels

13-14 May 2020, Brussels, Belgium
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Don't miss your chance to attend all-digital cybersecurity B2B meetings 

                    


UPDATE #1: Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the event will be held exclusively online. 

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the EIT Digital Accelerator have the pleasure of inviting you to the Brussels edition of the Cyber Investor Days, scheduled on 13-14 May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.
 
The 7th edition of the ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events focuses on both the access-to-market (corporates business relations) & the access-to-finance (investments) support.

During the Cyber Investor Days in Brussels, the promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their cybersecurity solutions & hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond. 

For corporates & investors. Interested corporates and investors from Europe and beyond are invited to register here

For European startups & SMEs. To be selected and pitch their product, the European cybersecurity startups and SMEs are invited to submit an application form to wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.euThe application form as a Word document can be downloaded via here. More information about the application process can be found in the application guidelines, available here. Make sure to apply before Monday, 23 March 2020, midnight CET.

UPDATE #2: The deadline has been extended to Monday, 6 April 2020, midnight CET.

UPDATE #3: The following list of the European cybersecurity startups and SMEs has been selected:

CYSEC (Switzerland)

eXate (United Kingdom)

GATACA (Spain)

GREYCORTEX (Czech Republic)

Keyless (United Kingdom)

MIRACL (United Kingdom)

Northern.tech (Norway)

qbound (Germany)

Red Alert Labs (France)

Resado (Germany)

SoSafe (Germany)

Tenzir (Germany)

XS MATRIX (Hungary)

YAGAAN (France)


The ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking event series demonstrate ECSO's endeavour to increase the visibility of the European startups and SMEs and provide them with funding and strategic business opportunities. The last edition of the ECSO Cyber Investor Day organised in Luxembourg in October 2019 proved to be a great success – the record number of applications were received and around 150 B2B meetings were held.


About ECSO’s cybersecurity business matchmaking events
ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events – also known as the ECSO Cyber Investor Days – aim to increase the market visibility of the European cybersecurity companies and thus foster the consolidation of the European cybersecurity market. The initiative has been designed to cover different investment phases – ranging from seeding to strategic investment, to M&A – and to provide market access support. 

Launched in 2017, ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events gathered more than 450 participants and provided a forum for more than 450 business-to-business meetings. Previous editions were organised with the most recognised players of the European cybersecurity ecosystem: Startup Estonia, Systematic Paris-Region, EIT Digital Accelerator, secunet Security Networks AG, TeleTrust - IT Security Association Germany, the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) and the SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the cybersecurity agency of the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg. Report on the past events is available on the ECSO website, here.

ECSO Webinar: Digital Europe Programme Priorities in light of the COVID-19

13 May 2020, Online
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Join us for our 1st webinar entitled "Digital Europe Programme priorities in light of the COVID-19" on May 13th from 1:30 to 2:30 together with:


  • Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of Unit, Cybersecurity Technology & Capacity Building, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Dr. Katharina Erdmenger, Head of Unit, Home Policy, Police Co-operation, Terrorism, Data protection, Civil Protection, Schengen, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
  • Florent Kirchner, Member of the coordination team, SPARTA Pilot Project and Cybersecurity Programme Director, List Institute, CEA
  • Nina Hyvarinen, Head of Corporate Relations, F-Secure Corporation


Background information on the webinars:

This series of about 10 webinars will gather the national and European cybersecurity community across public and private sectors. The webinars are structured around a strategy to validate and reinforce the vision for a European cybersecurity and its added value for all its stakeholders:

  • R&I, capacity and capability building priorities
  • COVID-19 and Cyber threats: info sharing, early warning, assessment, vulnerability management and response
  • COVID-19 and its impact on a new vision for common EU added value on cybersecurity
  • Sectoral perspective (assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 on healthcare and financial services – as example – and security of increased manufacturing automation (Industry 4.0) to speed up economic recovery after the COVID crisis)
  • Privacy and data management at the time of COVID-19: Getting out of the crisis using digital solutions while preserving privacy
  • Showcasing European SMEs' digital solutions and Managing Public & Private Fundraising for SMEs during and after the COVID-19
  • Feedback from regional stakeholders in facing cyber incidents during COVID-19 crisis
  • Education, skills and cyber ranges (importance of online education and cyber ranges in raising awareness and training the current and future workforce)

Cyber Investor Day in Luxembourg

15 October 2019, Luxembourg

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) has a pleasure of inviting you to the Cyber Investor Day, scheduled to take place on 15 October in Luxembourg.
 
The event is the sixth edition of the ECSO Cybersecurity Business Matchmaking series designed to increase the visibility of the European start-ups and SMEs and provide them with funding opportunities.

This time, Cyber Investor Day is jointly organised with SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the cybersecurity agency of the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg, and will be held during the Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg (15-25 October 2019).

The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and to hold B2B meetings with influential investors.

For investors. Interested investors are invited to register here

For start-ups and SMEs. To be selected and pitch their product, the European cybersecurity start-ups and SMEs are invited to submit an application form (available here) to wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu. More information about the application process can be found here.

UPDATE #1: The initial deadline for applications (25 August 2019) is prolonged to 1 September 2019, midnight CET.

UPDATE #2: The ECSO Review Committee convened a meeting on 9 September 2019, where submitted application were carefully reviewed. Based on the Committee decision, 18 start-ups have been invited to participate in the pitch sessions and B2B meetings. In addition, 5 start-ups have been invited to participate in the B2B meetings. We invite you to take a close look at the ambitious European cybersecurity start-ups: 

Alias Robotics: www.aliasrobotics.com 

ANote Music: www.anotemusic.com 

Blueliv: www.blueliv.com 

Continuum Security: www.continuumsecurity.net 

Derant: www.derant.com 

DynFi: www.dynfi.com 

Firmalyzer: www.firmalyzer.com 

Hotshot Technologies: www.hotshot.mobi 

L7 Defense: www.l7defense.com 

Madana: www.madana.io 

Oxibox: www.oxibox.fr 

Oylo: www.trustoylo.com 

Passbolt: www.passbolt.com 

pEp Security: www.pep.security

Perseus: www.perseus.de 

Scorechain: www.scorechain.com 

Secourriel: w3.secourriel.com 

Skudo: www.skudo.tech 

Trustbuilder: www.trustbuilder.com 

UltraSoC: www.ultrasoc.com 

Veronym: www.veronym.com

WiperSoft: www.wipersoft.com

 #InvestCyber


About ECSO Cybersecurity Business Matchmaking events

ECSO Cybersecurity Business Matchmaking events are designed to cover different investment phases, ranging from seeding to strategic investment and M&A, as well as to support companies positioned on the entire cybersecurity value chain.

The initiative has been designed by the ECSO Working Group 2 and Working Group 4, focusing on investment and support to SMEs, to increase the visibility of the European cyber security market players and to foster the consolidation of the European cybersecurity market.
Launched in 2017, ECSO Cybersecurity Business Matchmaking events gathered more than 350 participants and provided a forum for a more than 300 business-to-business meetings. Previous editions of ECSO Cybersecurity Business Matchmaking events were organised with the most recognised players of the European cybersecurity ecosystem: Startup Estonia, Systematic Paris-Region, EIT Digital Accelerator, secunet Security Networks AG, TeleTrust – IT Security Association Germany and INCIBE – Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute. Report on past events is available here

Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Sector

9 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium
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The conference on cybersecurity in the healthcare sector is organised by the ECSO and the Finland-based JAMK University of Applied Sciences, together with thRegional Council of Central Finland and West Finland European Office, under Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, It aims to address such issues as:

  • Healthcare, Cyberwarfare and the National Security Challenge
  • Recovery and lessons learned from a cyber-attack on a hospital
  • Preparedness towards cyber security challenges
  • Simultaneous building of the hospital, novel processes and cyber resilience
  • Awareness-raising and development of cyber security competences in Healthcare Cyber Range
  • Cyber security training and exercises in realistic environments
  • Role and activities of ECSO in improving the European cyber resilience in healthcare

Detailed programme of the event can be downloaded here


Important Note: Participation is by invitation only. However, if you find the event relevant to your professional activities and you would like to attend the event, we invite you to contact ECSO Secretariat: Nina Olesen, Senior Policy Manager (nina.olesen@ecs-org.eu). 

Cyber Investor Day

14 May 2019, Madrid, Spain

Together with the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) gathers European pure-player cyber security startups, investors and national government representatives with the aim to facilitate an access to finance and investment opportunities.   

The most promising European cyber security startups will pitch their innovative solutions and will participate in the strategic business matchmaking sessions, where they will meet with influential European and international investors.


STARTUP? To be selected and pitch your innovative technology, startups are invited to apply until 10 April 2019, by sending 1) an application form and 2) 5-slide presentation:

  • Application form can be downloaded from HERE
  • Information sheet on the application and selection process can be accessed HERE

INVESTOR? Interested investors are invited to register HERE


UPDATE: 40 European and international investors officially expressed their interest in participating at the Cyber Investor Day. While 22 European cyber security startups from Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Estonia, Italy and Sweden have been invited to attend the Cyber Investor Day in Madrid. More information about the participating startups and SMEs can be found in the Cyber Investor Day brochure, available here


ECSO Business Matchmaking events are designed to support companies positioned on the entire cyber security value chain and to cover the different investment phases, ranging from seeding to strategic investment and M&A. Around 200 innovative cyber security startups and SMEs, as well as leading companies and investors, participated at the ECSO Business Matchmaking events last year. 

#InvestCyber

ECSO – EUNITY workshop on fostering EU-Japan dialogue in the field of cyber security

24 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium
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The workshop, co-organised together with EUNITY Project, aims to provide a forum for exchanging good practices and investigating new business opportunities in the field of cyber security between the European Union and Japan.

During the workshop, the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan, as well as the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan's Computer Security Incident Response Team (JPCERT/CC) and NEC Corporation, will discuss common cyber security challenges and future cooperation with the European Union (EU).

The representatives of the European Commission will present the EU strategy & legal response for strengthening cyber security in Europe. Our members – GMV, Tecnalia, LSEC, Intesa Sanpaolo, Schneider Electric and Basque Cyber Security Centre – will introduce European cyber security industrial policy and market particularities to the Japanese delegation.

The full programme of the workshop can be downloaded here

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 start-ups and SMEs will have an opportunity to pitch their solution and meet the influential German and international investors during strategic business matchmaking sessions.

CYBER INVESTOR DAYS will be officially opened by Andreas KoenenDirector General of the Cyber and Information Security Directorate at the German Ministry of Interior, and Clemens Kabel, Investment Director at IBB Investment.

The Berlin edition is jointly organised with the leading German cybersecurity company secunet Security Networks AG & IT security association TeleTrusT Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V.


FOR INVESTORS

Interested international and German investors are encouraged to register HERE.


FOR STARTUPS & SMEs

Cybersecurity startups and SMEs will be selected on a competitive basis according to the innovative solutions they offer to the market. Interested companies are invited to register their participation and to provide a short presentation about their company and solutions.

The duly completed (1) registration form (download HERE) and (2) the 5 slides presentation should be sent to the ECSO Working Group (WG4) Secretariat at wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu.


The presentation should include the following information/criteria:


  • Degree of innovation (present your services and solutions);
  • Value proposition / USP;
  • Market segment(s): fraud; identity & access management; application web security; network security; end-point security; cyber security services; governance risk & compliance; mobile security; data protection; mobile security; ICS & IoT security; cloud security; other (to specify); 
  • Team size.

DEADLINE – 29 October 2018. The participants about the pre-selection results will be informed by the 2 November 2018. 


EVENT OVERVIEW

DAY # 1 (27 November) – INVESTORS WORKSHOP: THE INNOVATIVE CYBER SECURITY BUSINESS MODELS,

German and international investors will be invited to participate in the workshop, organised by ECSO Working Group 2 and 4 focusing on investment and support to startups and SMEs. Workshop participants will present the lessons learnt and will draft the recommendations for the future actions. The agenda of the workshop will be sent to the registered participants. 

DAY # 2 (28 November)   STRATEGIC BUSINESS MATCHMAKINGS

Promising European cyber security start-ups and SMEs will pitch their solutions and meet the influential German and international investors during the strategic business matchmaking sessions, followed by the informal networking reception.

The draft programme of the event is available HERE

If you have any inquiries please reach out to us via wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu.

Cyber Security for Manufacturing Environments

17 October 2018, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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We are pleased to invite you to the workshop on cybersecurity risks and solutions for manufacturing settings, organised by ECSO in cooperation with European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and with the DirectorateGeneral for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT).

The aim of the event is to draw attention to the fundamental importance of cybersecurity challenges in manufacturing environments, where they are not yet fully recognised and addressed.

When? 17 October 2018

Where? BluePoint Centre, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, Brussels

Although more and more industrial and manufacturing companies consider themselves a lucrative target for cyber criminals, only a handful of them has taken adequate measures to secure their systems and infrastructure. Drawing on this situation, the workshop will provide insights into:

  • Needs and requirements for a secure and resilient manufacturing environment
  • The state of the art and how current solutions address the current needs
  • Current and future key enabling technologies and cyber security approaches
  • How research and innovation projects and European or International Initiatives are already addressing cybersecurity in manufacturing
  • Future requirements and pathways towards secure-by-design manufacturing environments and better integration of cybersecurity in existing systems

Registration to the event is now openhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/cybersecurity-for-manufacturing-environments-tickets-47711945714

 

Cyber Ranges Federation Industry Outreach Workshop

16-17 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
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In the context of the Cyber Ranges Federation Project, the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) are organising a two-day workshop focused on Cyber Ranges operation and Cyber Defence exercises technology.

The event focuses on enhancing and extending the capabilities of existing Cyber Ranges already available and solutions that can be used to simulate real networking infrastructures in support of team-based collaboration exercises (for example, “capture the flag” i.e. Red Team vs Blue Team).

The workshop aims to: 

  • present the vision for the Cyber Ranges Federation Project,
  • provide an opportunity for vendors of Cyber Security products and services or components in support of Cyber Ranges, to present their offering,
  • facilitate a discussion on common interests for future cyber range product and service developments.

Special attention will be given to solutions and technologies capable of integrating existing Cyber Ranges into more complex simulations, in order to support more realistic and advanced scenarios.


EVENT OVERVIEW

DAY 1. Industry representatives (ECSO members) will give presentations on presentations/demos with a focus on exercise design support, federation network, and automated solutions, including a roundtable discussion on the exploitation of potential business models.

DAY 2. The second day will consist of 3 parallel workshop tracks. The tracks will have the following topics:

1) Networking technology.  Challenges with networking cyber ranges located on a wide territory (e.g. from various member states); security issues; performance issues; available products and components; technology issues; etc…

2) Exercise Management. Challenges with designing and executing (and learning from) an exercise using the federated infrastructure, such as: exercise design services, service consumption/provision in a federated environment; live execution of the exercise in a federated environment; observing the execution; governing and measuring results, etc.

3) Commercial Off the Shelf and other market available services. Existing services available on the market, but also (and especially) the missing ones; business models related to the provision of these services; market structure; roadmaps.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Participation is by invitation only. 

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 Month (ECSM) initiative. A series of interactive training workshops have been designed for 25 – 30 senior managers at the European Commission who are committed to strengthening their digital security literacy

CONCEPT. There will be a series of three 90-minute breakfast workshops, starting in October and continuing in November and December. No prior knowledge, training or background is necessary, as each workshop is intended to build on the learnings from the prior.

1. Building your “Cybersecurity Policy Foundations”
12 October // 8:00-10:00

In this foundational course, we will provide the attendees with an overview of the state of cybersecurity and cybercrime today. We will cover the most common cyber threats, such as tech scams, malware attacks, phishing and social engineering. We will also provide more insight into nation-state attacks and ongoing diplomatic efforts to address cybercrime, threatening democratic processes.

2. Building your “Cybersecurity Toolkit”
 16 November // 8:00-10:00

In this course, the attendees will learn how to avoid common security mistakes and protect oneself from different tech scams and online fraud when using technology. In addition, as policymakers travel quite frequently, this workshop will also introduce a wireless security and will give practical solutions to protecting oneself when being on the go. At the end of this workshop, the attendees will have their “cybersecurity toolkit” – a set of skills that is constantly evolving.

3. Practicing your “Cybersecurity Culture”
7 December // 8:00-10:00

To conclude the training series, an interactive exercise bringing together the learnings of the previous two workshops will be organised. Participants will have a chance to put in practice their cybersecurity skills and incorporate these learnings into everyday work.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Participation at the Cyber Security Breakfast Workshops is by invitation only. 

Cyber Security Nordic 2018

10-11 October, Helsinki, Finland
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Cyber Security Nordic is the most significant conference & exhibition of cyber security solutions in Northern Europe.

The event features conference discussions, workshops, cyber hackathon and cyber security award.

Cyber Security Nordic has been developed to present problem-solving strategies and solutions for cyber security professionals, including CEO's, business decision-makers, security and risk management experts, as well as security managers.

ECSO Secretary General Luigi Rebuffi joins the conference as a speaker at the panel discussion ‘Developing European Competitiveness in the Cybersecurity World’. 

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://cybersecuritynordic.messukeskus.com/ 

CYBERSEC Forum 2018: The Quest for Cyber Trust

8-9 October 2018, Krakow, Poland
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CYBERSEC Forum is an annual public policy conference dedicated to the strategic challenges of cybersecurity, Launched in 2015, it has become one of the top five cybersecurity events in Europe. 

Cyber trust is the leading theme of this year's event. As CYBERSEC Forum declares 'the time has come for governments to take responsibility for building trust in the digital world'.  

CYBERSEC debates and discussions are held in four parallel thematic streams: State, Defence, Future and Business. Each stream ensures a comprehensive approach towards issues and challenges characteristic for the discussed field, as well as their in-depth analysis and recommendations for further development. 

ECSO Secretary General Luigi Rebuffi will share his insights at the two panel discussions: 

  • 'Following Different Paths, Sharing the Same Goal – NATO-EU Cooperation on Cybersecurity' (Day 1)
  • 'Labelling & Certification Landscape – Building a Trustworthy ICT Industry' (Day 2) 

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/krakow/ 

CyberTech Europe 2018

26-27 September 2018, ROME, ITALY
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Cybertech Europe 2018 is a 2-day conference&exhibition of the latest innovations and solutions from the world of cyber. 

The event will gather technology company executives, start-ups, government officials and contractors, investors, leading academics, as well as legal, media and marketing professionals and will provide a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the latest developments in cyber technology, 

High-profile speakers and panelists will discuss the global cyber threats and the innovative solutions for the diverse challenges in sectors including finance, transportation, utilities, defense, R&D, manufacturing, telecommunication, health and government. 

ECSO Secretary General Luigi Rebuffi will attend the EU session and will give insights on ''The Evolution of Industrial Cooperation in EU'.

The event will feature an extensive exhibition for multinational companies and SMBs alike. In the renowned 'Global Cybertech Startup Pavilion' young, innovative startups will display their cutting-edge technologies, which are key to fighting these threats.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://italy.cybertechconference.com/ 

eID Forum 2018

19-20 September 2018, TALLINN, ESTONIA
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The eID FORUM, in partnership with the Republic of Estonia Information System Authority, announces the Estonian edition, which will take place 19-20 September 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON INNOVATIVE eID SERVICES THAT WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE

The eID FORUM aims to establish an open dialogue between industry and governments, promoting discussions on eID technology and eID solutions, integration and interoperability, as well as advance industry ideas for innovative eID services that will improve our future.

The eID FORUM prides itself on being a dynamic platform for exchange, debate, and discussion among industry experts, decision-makers, thought leaders, regulators, and stakeholders. Everyone brings to the table highlights and insights to the role of eID as the key enabler of our economy.

ECSO community is proud that its member  the Information System Authority (RIA) of the Republic of Estonia – is a co-organising partner of the 10th edition of the event.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: https://www.eidforum.org/ 

#InvestCyber: It's Time for Cyber-Security Scaleups to Shine

13-14 September 2018, Milan, Italy
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We are excited to invite you to the 3rd edition of the #InvestCyber STRATEGIC BUSINESS MATCHMAKINGS!

The event aims to support European scaleups and SMEs. European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) organises the event in cooperation with the European stakeholder EIT Digital Accelerator.

Cyber security scaleups will have a unique opportunity to showcase their technology and to introduce themselves to the industry leaders, who are looking for the most promising cyber security solutions.


FOR END-USERS & INTEGRATORS. Interested end-users and integrators are asked to register HERE.

FOR SCALEUPS. Cyber security scaleups are selected on the basis of the most innovative solutions they attempt to introduce to the integrators and end-users:

UPDATE: The competition is finished and the selection process is successfully completed. All the applicants were personally informed about the selection results. The 23 most innovative scaleups have been invited to attend the event and pitch their cyber security solutions in Milano.


EVENT OVERVIEW

DAY # 1 (13 September) – SPECIAL TRAINING FOR THE SCALEUPS

EIT Digital Accelerator team of experts will provide a special training for the scaleups. The training will help scaleups to be prepared for the ‘Pitch Session’ with integrators and end-users.

Where? EIT Digital Milano Satellite Co-Location Centre – Viale Sarca 226, Milano Italy.


DAY # (14 September) – STRATEGIC BUSINESS MATCHMAKINGS

Integrators and end-users will give 1 minute-length presentations about their companies, Scaleups will showcase their cyber solutions to the audience. Individual B2B meetings among scaleups, integrators, and end-users will last for 5 minutes, followed by 3 minutes-length Q&A session. The list of participants will be communicated by the end of July.

Where? Politecnico di Milano – Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milano Italy.


The final programme of the event can be downloaded from HERE. 

Join ECSO at IoT Week in Bilbao

4-7 June 2018, Bilbao, Spain
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ECSO is an official partner of the IoT Week 2018 which will take place on 4-7 June in Bilbao.

The IoT Week gathers the community of stakeholders engaged in developing new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and solutions. During the IoT Week 2018, the Euskalduna Conference Centre will host prominent IoT experts, researchers, IoT focused companies, research centres, European research projects, start-ups and international organizations to meet, discuss and identify emerging trends and technologies that will impact the future. The event is co-organized by the IoT Forum and IK4-TEKNIKER.

ECSO is organising an entire track on "IoT Security and Data Protection" including several panel discussion sessions such as "IoT security & Privacy Capacity Building", "Emerging IoT Threats and Ethical Hacking", "Everything you always wanted to know about IoT and GDPR Compliance", "e-Health and Smart Home Data Protection", "IoT Security Challenges in vertical sectors" and finally "Trusted IoT strategies for the future".

Mark your calendars for the sessions listed above organised by ECSO and its partners and join us also on

6 June at 12 we will be discussing IoTSecurity & Data Protection at Crossroad. This introductory session will set the scene on some of the European strategies to address IoT technology. Representatives from the European Commission, AIOTI, IoT Forum, the Cybersecurity ECSO, and Italian Institute for privacy will discuss on the impact of IoT technology on policy, technical and scientific innovation, and legal implications for data protection.

7 June at 9:30 we will be Addressingthe Cybersecurity Emerging Technologies. The security of the Internet of Things has been identified as one of the strategic European priorities. The emergence of IoT technology, also in industrial environments, and Cyber Physical Systems will lead to new issues. This session will present and discuss some of the research priorities for the future in cybersecurity.

For registration and more information visit the IoT Week webpage at www.iotweek.org

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference

27-29 May 2018, Barcelona
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ABOUT THE HIMSS EUROPE 18 & HEALTH 2.0 CONFERENCE

HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are collocating the most influential digital health conference of 2018. The HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference will be held on 27 – 29 May in the beautiful coastal Spanish town of Sitges, located just 25 minutes away from Barcelona. The conference will include sessions which will address the whole spectrum of the digital health ecosystem with the aim to reach key audiences in the sector: from hospital CEOs to innovative SMEs and start-ups, as well as CMOs, clinicians and nurses. Conference themes will include: digital transformation, cybersecurity, interoperability and data into knowledge.

In addition, the HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference is honoured to be supported by the Dutch Ministry of Health, who will bring immense added value to the programme. The renowned European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) will also be featured in the conference, as well as a high-level C-suite workshop hosted by HIMSS-CHIME International.

WORKING TOGETHER TO ADVANCE DIGITAL HEALTH IN EUROPE

HIMSS Europe is renowned for gathering the most influential hospital CEOs and CIOs with the most important technology providers and industry leaders. Health 2.0 Europe, the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovations transforming health systems, brings together a grassroot community of innovators. Connecting these two worlds, our goal is to step from vision into action: initiating meaningful business conversations; connecting supply and demand and creating marketplaces; accelerating investments and large scale implementations.

More information here: 

Investing Day for European Cybersecurity Companies: Pitch your innovative solutions to find investors

27 February, Paris
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Are you an entrepreneur in the field of cyber security? Are you looking for gaining international notoriety, funding or new growth opportunities to boost your venture? Is your company ready for the European market? We invite you to join the ECSO Startups event at the Espace Hamelin in Paris. 

This unique opportunity to showcase your technology and introduce yourself to industry leaders and investors that are looking for the most promising cybersecurity companies and new growth areas.

The goal is to allow you to better know the players in the EU cybersecurity ecosystem and the growth possibilities in Europe. The event comprises an introduction session and a pitch session with 30 international investors interested to better understand and invest in the European cybersecurity industrial landscape.

Location:

Alliance pour la confiance numérique, 17 rue de l'Amiral Hamelin, Paris - 75116

Format:

Discussion about needs and solutions for boosting European startups and matchmaking with 80 European startups. The start-up representatives (Max 2 persons per company) will have the opportunity to meet the investors in 2 different rooms (one for seed funds and the other for Series A/B) in order to pitch their solutions (3 minutes). In parallel, companies can showcase their solutions in a separate room.

Agenda:

9:30-10:00 am – Welcome and registration

10:00-10:30 am – Introduction of ECSO and setting the scene (D. Ofer/ACN/Systematic-Paris)

10:30 – 12:30 pm Matchmaking session #1 presentation face-to-face/ elevator pitch for three different types of investment ( seed, series A and series B).

12:30 – 13:30 pm Lunch break

13:30 – 17:00 pm Matchmaking session #2: presentation face-to-face/ elevator pitch for three different types of investment ( seed, series A and series B).

17:00 pm - End of the event

Each company can be represented by 2 persons

Limited seats, registration will be on first come-first serve basis

Please note that travel and accomodation costs are not covered by the organisers.

Contact:

For any inquiries please contact: wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu

10th International Cybersecurity Forum 2018

23-24 January 2018, Lille
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ECSO is looking forward to its attendance to the FIC 2018! Register now and make sure to stop by our stand and follow the discussions.

The international cybersecurity forum is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-european vision of cybersecurity as well as to strengthen the fight against cybercrime. In order to do so, the FIC relies on :

  • The trade show, to share knowledge and ideas, recruit new employees and maintain contacts
  • The forum, to discuss and debate with experts, to gather ideas and to share professional lessons
  • The Observatory, to continue exchanging views and information after the FIC, to explore topics in greater depth and to consolidate our network of experts and like minded throughout the year.

Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference

7 December , Brussels
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ECSO and its members are actively participating to the upcoming Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference which will take place on 7 December 2017 in Brussels.

At the conference Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, will outline her vision for future digital skills policy in Europe. Commissioner Gabriel will also launch the Digital Opportunity traineeship scheme and hand out the European Digital Skills Awards 2017.

The conference will feature lively debates on the impact of digitisation on society, business, work and education and it will be the opportunity to celebrate the joint achievements of the Coalition in its first year.

To view the agenda, please click here.


“Technologies for prevention” workshop

Nov 15-17, Barcelona
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ECSO is co-piloting a workshop entitled "Technologies for prevention" at the EFUS conference on Thursday 16 November from 9:30 to 13:00

Session 1 - New technologies to improve efficiency on urban management and foster safer cities - Moderated by Nina Olesen (ECSO) with Lanfranco Marasso (Engineering - Chair of Sub Working Group 3.7) as one of the panellists.

Session 2 - Vulnerabilities and risks of these new technologies for the end users and city security providers

ECSO attends the ICT Proposers’ Day 2017

Nov 9, 2017, Budapest
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ECSO attends the ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 which takes place on 9-10 November in Budapest, Hungary.

ICT Proposers' Day 2017 will focus on the 2018 Calls for Proposals of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies. The event will offer an opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.

Don't miss the networking session dedicated to Cybersecurity& Digital Privacy at the Societal Challenges Village on 9 November from 9:30 to 11:00. The Commission will provide an overview of relevant Work Programme 2018-2020 topics that are planned for 2018 and you will have the chance to know more about ECSO activities during this session.

Also, the Horizon Prize "Online security - seamless personal authentication (authentication for all)" will be presented on the same day from 17:00 to 17:30. This prize is part of the Commission's contribution to the Cybersecurity contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP). More information available here.

Come and meet us at the European Commission booth!