Cybersecurity & Blockchain Working Group
The overall vision of GEIGER is of a transparent Europe with widespread awareness of risks in which security, privacy, and data protection are a commodity that safeguards SMEs&MEs from undetected problems or imminent attacks, thus protects the European economy from damage. The proposed work is to begin the realisation of the vision by accelerating the implementation of a zero-knowledge incident database that unlocks risks and incident sensing in SMEs&MEs, the realisation of an indicator that easily allows anybody to understand his or her own risk and in comparison to others, and makes experience and intuitive tools available for immediate and effective risk elimination. In order to reach and even attract attention from endangered and unprotected SMEs&MEs, a low-threshold and easy-to-join training ecosystem is being established.
Partnership: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Universiteit Utrecht, Fores Media Limited, Kaspersky Lab Italia, Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Montimage Eurl, Somekh Chaikin Partnership, Stadt Baden, Atos IT Solutions and Services Iberia, Schweizerischer Kmu Verband, Haako Gmbh, Centrul National de Raspuns la Incidente de Securitate Cibernetica, Asociatia Cluj IT.
Experts from the WG Cybersecurity and Blockchain of the Cluj IT Cluster coordinate and contribute to the development of the Romanian Framework for Blockchain and DLT. The project is run by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (member of the Cluj IT Cluster) in partnership with the Authority for Romania’s Digitalization. Prof. Stelian Brad leads this project module, co-chaired by Daniel Homorodean from Arxia. There are The project deals with the scanning of international practices, proposal of recommendations for Romania, foundation of the use cases for several critical areas in the public administration, such as electronic voting, smart contracts and e-invoicing, intellectual property management, property management, certificates and diploma monitoring, digital identity of individuals, monitoring and budgetary execution. In the project are also set up the financing schemes and implementation strategy for three flagship projects on blockchain for public administration, and the foundation of the operational framework for the national network of clusters and hubs on blockchain and DLT.
CyberSec4Europe is a research project aiming to develop a governance model for a future EU Cyber Security Competencies Center Network.
The project tackles real-world issues of cybersecurity in the vertical sectors of digital infrastructure, finance, smart cities, medicine and transportation through a consortium of 43 participants across 20 EU Members States and associate countries.
WG Cyber & Data
WG CYBER & DATA informs the position of the European Digital SME Alliance towards the European Union on Cyber Security, Data Protection and AI ethics. Further, the group also works towards developing standards and practical guidelines tailored to SMEs for easier access to selected relevant standards.