Objectives

CyberSec4Europe’s main objective is to pilot the consolidation and future projection of the cybersecurity capabilities required to secure and maintain European democracy and the integrity of the Digital Single Market. CyberSec4Europe has translated this broad objective into measurable, concrete steps: three policy objectives, three technical objectives and two innovation objectives.

CyberSec4Europe is designing, testing and demonstrating potential governance structures for a future European Cybersecurity Competence Network.

CyberSec4Europe is a research project working towards harmonising the journey from the development of software components that fit the requirements identified by a set of short- and long-term roadmaps, leading to a series of consequent recommendations. These are tied to the project’s real-world demonstration use cases that address cybersecurity challenges within the vertical sectors of digital infrastructure, finance, government and smart cities, healthcare and transportation.

CyberSec4Europe’s long-term goal and vision are a European Union that has all the capabilities required to secure and maintain a healthy democratic society, living according to European constitutional values (with regard to, for example privacy and sharing) and being a world-leading digital economy. Our strategy is to build on the strong basis provided by recent legislation that is evidenced in several directives and regulations, such as the GDPR, eIDAS, PSD2, the upcoming ePrivacy regulation and the existing legislation around ENISA including the impacts from the Cybersecurity Act.

CyberSec4Europe will thus follow the intentions of European legislation that reflects and protects European societal, democratic and economic norms and principles such as data protection and privacy.