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Cybersecurity Standards: what impacts and gaps for SMEs

SMESEC & StandICT H2020 Projects

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CEST)

Cybersecurity Standards: what impacts and gaps for SMEs

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Purpose & Scope

We know that within the cybersecurity supply industry, a very substantial part of innovation is driven by SMEs & start-ups. The European Commission has been working on fostering European cybersecurity industry and supporting specifically SMEs towards that direction all along the cybersecurity policy and regulatory initiatives. In that context standardisation is ensuring further cybersecurity which is more at stake with new innovations (eg: with use of IoT).

Many reports confirmed that SMEs are more exposed to cybersecurity attacks (eg: Cisco report[1] 53% of small companies who have experienced a breach). To help protect better SMEs on cybersecurity issues, projects such as SMESEC are preparing a framework of solutions for SMEs but SMEs could be already better protected if they follow clear rules as described in cybersecurity standards.

Therefore, two H2020 funded projects SMESEC[2] &[3] are coming together on a one-day workshop to support the “SME in his/her Cybersecurity ensured by standards” – this is why the workshop is kindly being hosted by CEN & CENELEC with the participation of Cen-Cenelec /TC 13 on cybersecurity, the ETSI TC Cyber, the Digital SME Alliance and the European Cybersecurity Organization (ECSO).

Who should attend?

Innovators, ICT SMEs, SMEs associations, policy makers and funding agencies looking to assess future priorities and challenges in cybersecurity brought by standards and identifying gaps in standardization efforts, Public administrations, larger organisations.

Main Take-aways for the audience

Learn from those Standardization organisations delivering cybersecurity standards which could be important & relevant for SMES;

  • Learn from those Standardization organisations delivering cybersecurity standards which could be important & relevant for SMES;

  • Hear form testimonials who are working on gaps in cybersecurity standardization;

  • Contribute to provide SME’s voice on reporting cybersecurity needs in particular which can be supported by standardization;

  • Grab the opportunity to apply for an open call currently open in both SMESEC and Open Call Opportunities;

  • Gain a whole new understanding of why Cybersecurity is important and should become your priority & how it can be affordable for SMEs;

  • Become part of our cybersecurity community.

Agenda Structure- Cybersecurity standards: what impacts and gaps for SMEs?

09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30 -10:00 Networking Coffee

10:00 10:15 – Welcome by the hosts CEN CENELEC & a brief intro of who is SMESEC by Philippe COUSIN & by Silvana MUSCELLA

10:15 – 10:30 – Keynote address by EC representative on expectations & future vision in cybersecurity under H2020 & under Horizon Europe - Florent Frederix

10:30 – 11:30 Setting the scene of cybersecurity standardisation impacting SMEs with Key representatives from the Standards Bodies & Organisations on achievements to date & future challenges ( Resp from: CEN-CENELEC, ETSI, ECSO). 

-        10:30-10:50 Jean Pierre QUEMARD CENCENELEC TC 13

-        10:50-11:10 Jasper Pandza ETSI TC CYBER

-        11:10 – 11:30 Roberto Cascella ECSO Standardisation WG

11:30 – 12:00 Networking Coffee

The panel will open with a brief intro of SMESEC & but then there will be pitches from SME cybersecurity testimonials or form successful applicants from 

12:00- 13:00  - Second Panel Discussion offering a “A voice to the SMEs”

-        12:00 -12:15  Mrs Silvana Muscella  , H2020 StandICT project

-        12:15 -12:30 Philippe Cousin H2020 SMESEC project

-        12:30 -12:45 Danilo D’Elia ECSO SME Working group

-        12:45-13:00 Q&A

13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch 

14:00 15:30 Second panel intervention for A voice from the SMEs” & an opportunity to report on cybersecurity standards best practices, gaps and needs.

ECSO SMEs working group, SBS and Digital SMEs Alliance will report on SMEs needs for standardization. SMEs and National SMEs organisations are welcome to present their views. Projects such as the catalogue & marketplace will be invited to attend the event.

-        14:00-14:20 Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary General, Digital SMEs alliance

-        `14:20-14:40 George Sharkov , Small Business Standards, European Software Institute 

-        14:40-14:55 Dr. Stephen Farrell, Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin (Faculty Computer Science & Statistics) improving security and privacy for people using the Internet 

-        14:55-15:10 Javier Tallon, COO and Co-founder at Jtsec Beyond IT security

-        15:10-15/25 Mrs Jacqueline Zoest, Advisor & Consultant at Campbell Millar
"Privacy by design for Consumer Goods & Services"

15:30 – 15:45 Q&A & Close

[1]2018 Cisco Cybersecurity Report: Special Edition SMB 

[2] This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&I programme GA 740787 (SMESEC)

[3] has received funding the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation Programme under GA 7804391


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CEN & CENELEC Management Center
Rue de la science 23
1040 Brussels

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CEST)

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