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   Cybersecurity is a growing concern worldwide with cloud computing, smart grids, social networks, and Voice over IP telephony as key target domains. Europe’s interests, sensitivities, and commitment to liberal values in Cybersecurity and privacy are not necessarily aligned to those of other leading world actors. Therefore, leaning back and expecting others to solve the problems is not likely to lead to optimal outcomes for Europe. However, for Europe to move to a pro-active role, it has to exercise its power potential by achieving a sufficient degree of coordination among Member States. In addition, Europe’s ability to influence how Cybersecurity and privacy issues are handled is also key to the competitiveness of European industries in the field.
CAPITAL objective is to coordinate European R&D efforts in the cybersecurity domain within a comprehensive Research & Innovation Agenda.

CAPITAL is proposed by a strong consortium gathering nine representatives from leading Industries and Research Organisations, well positioned –in terms of networking, expertise and market outreach - in the cybersecurity domain. CAPITAL complements the CYSPA project– started on October 2012, also coordinated by EOS – which aims at defining an overall strategy and creating a community of solution providers, Researchers and end-users to enhance the industrial community to protect itself from cyber-disruptions and support the European elaboration of regulations to enhance the overall protection level.

CAPITAL extends over 24 months and is supported by 9 representatives from Industry or Research communities, well implemented in the European Cybersecurity Research domain.

CAPITAL - Cybersecurity research Agenda for PrIvacy and Technology chALlanges - will deliver an integrated research and innovation agenda for Cybersecurity and privacy guided by the knowledge and experience of the highly experienced and qualified consortium. This Research Agenda will identify the major challenges and future trends, reveal research gaps, and will identify and recommend detailed practical research approaches to address these gaps through strategies that are aligned to real-world needs. The strong links between the scope for policy, research, and industrial competitiveness pushed for a novel approach in which we propose to address the development of the cybersecurity research agenda considering privacy and cybersecurity technologies issues.

The Agenda will be delivered through an integrated approach:
- An analysis of the state of the art, including a list of emerging areas of information technology, a State-of-practice and evolution of emerging areas of information technology, Identification of current and future threats and the identification of existing solutions per emerging areas of information technology,

- An analysis of the research needs, including a gap analysis, a review of other research agendas, validated and discussed through open consultation, Defining an Innovation and Research Agenda with promising solution concepts to future problems


European Organisation for Security (EOS) - Belgium
Conceptivity - Switzerland
ATOS - Spain
Engineering-Ingegneria Informatica SPA - Italy
Thales Services SAS - France
 TNO - Netherlands
Universita degli Studi di Trento - Italy

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