CyberSec4Europe is:

  • a research-based consortium with 43 participants from 22 EU Member States and Associated Countries.
  • testing and demonstrating potential governance structures for the network of competence centres using the best practice examples from the expertise and experience of the participants, including concepts like CERN.
  • addressing key EU Directives and Regulations, such as the GDPR, PSD2, eIDAS, and ePrivacy, and helping to implement the EU Cybersecurity Act including, but not limited to supporting the development of the European skills base, the certification framework and the role of ENISA.
  • composed of key players in cybersecurity competence and excellence in Europe with a comprehensive research and knowledge base, bringing together research expertise with experience in over 100 cybersecurity projects.

CyberSec4Europe partners address 14 key cybersecurity domains, 11 technology/ application elements and nine crucial vertical sectors, demonstrating considerable experience addressing a comprehensive set of issues across the cybersecurity domain. Numerous public and not-for-profit research institutions, prestigious university labs and leading multinationals and SMEs have embarked on CyberSec4Europe’s mission to enable Europe to become the pioneer in cybersecurity research and business. The breadth and depth of the capabilities of the consortium are unmatched with a global reach that includes cooperation with the USA and Japan.

Over 40 letters of support and promised cooperation from public administrations, international organisations, associations and critical external partners from Europe, North America and Asia add to CyberSec4Europe‘s potential.

A majority of our participants are members of ECSO, occupying several leadership positions in the organisation. With this broad base, CyberSec4Europe has the capability and capacity to install a robust governance structure, scale up research and skills, and deliver roadmaps and blueprints for solutions across a broad range of domains.

Our consortium is thus ideally positioned to address Europe’s cybersecurity challenges over the coming decade and beyond.