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ECSO - A New Cyber Security Organisation is born
The act for the creation of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL has been officially signed on 13th June in Brussels. EOS welcomes the creation of ECSO and together with some of its members, looks forward to providing the necessary support to ECSO and ensure it achieves its objectives. As founder member, EOS is cosignatory and also represented in ECSO's Board of Directors.

ECSO is an industry-led organisation with members including a wide variety of stakeholders such as large European companies, SMEs and Start-ups, users and operators, research centres, universities, clusters and association as well as European Member State’s local, regional and national administrations, countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 associated countries.

The main objective of ECSO is to support all types of initiatives or projects that aim to develop, promote and encourage European cybersecurity, and in particular to:

• Foster and protect from cyber threats the growth of the European Digital Single Market
• Develop the cybersecurity market in Europe and the growth of a competitive cybersecurity and ICT industry, with an increased market position;
• Develop and implement cybersecurity solutions for the critical steps of trusted supply chains, in sectoral applications where Europe is a leader.

ECSO is engaged in taking concrete actions to achieve these objectives by:
• Collaborating with the European Commission and national public administrations to promote Research and Innovation (R&I) in cybersecurity;
• Proposing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and a Multiannual Roadmap with its regular updates;
• Fostering competitiveness and growth of the cybersecurity industry in Europe (large companies and SME) as well as end users / operators through innovative cybersecurity technologies, applications, services, solutions;
• Supporting the widest and best market uptake of innovative cybersecurity technologies and services for professional and private use;
• Promoting and assisting in the definition and implementation of a cybersecurity industrial policy to encourage the use of cybersecurity solutions as well as secure and trustworthy ICT solutions to increase digital autonomy;
• Supporting the development and the interests of the entire cybersecurity and ICT security ecosystem (including education, training awareness, etc.);

For more information please contact Ms. Eda Aygen (eda.aygen@ecs-org.eu) | +32 (0) 27770256
Website: www.ecs-org.eu
Twitter: @ecso_eu

Press Release

EOS Initiative: Cybersecurity Flagship

In 2015, EOS and its Members propose a new approach for Security in Europe by taking concrete actions on the creation of 2 major European Flagship Programmes based on a Public – Private Partnership: Cybersecurity and Integrated Border Security.

Cybersecurity Flagship
"To build a Smart & Secure Digital Europe, we have to better understand what is at stake and reconsider our future investments, focusing them towards priorities that would have a real and positive impact on Europe .To address these issues, we propose the creation of a European Cybersecurity Flagship, with the following major objectives..."

News articles
December 2015
"A Call for a European industrial strategy for cybersecurity" EDA Magazine: Cyber defence special issue, p.18-19 - Read

EOS Study on a EU cybersecurity Flagship - Extended summary

Working group

Publications & Positions

EOS Working Groups have developed "Global Position Papers" and strategic recommendations on main security domains including 2 conference reports of the High Level Security Roundtables organised by EOS in 2011 and 2012.

Linked EU Projects

EOS participates in several EU funded projects related to the policy areas it works on by voicing its working groups' messages and promoting the projects' results at an EU and national level.

CYSPA Project COURAGE Project  CAPITAL Project

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