According to the ENISA report “Cybersecurity for SMEs”, around 80% of the European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are seriously at risk if they don’t tackle six major cybersecurity challenges: 1) low awareness of threats; 2) inadequate protection for critical and sensitive information; 3) costs to implement cybersecurity measures, often combined with limited budget; 4) availability of cybersecurity specialists; 5) lack of suitable guidelines tailored for SMEs; 6) low management support.
Nonetheless, cyber-attacks on critical infrastructures and SMEs continue to grow year after year.
In this context, SECUR-EU project aims to foster a common culture of cybersecurity awareness on cybersecurity solutions specifically tailored for SMEs and critical infrastructures, as well as to provide enhanced Open-Source security solutions tested in HackOlympics initiatives.
CyberEthics Lab. (CEL) team will ensure that all SECUR-EU activities are carried out in compliance with fundamental ethics principles, as well as with existing and evolving EU regulatory framework. Moreover, CEL will collaborate to embed these principles into the development process of the Open-Source security solutions. Based on lessons learnt and assessments, CEL will provide policy makers and regulatory bodies with a final policy brief, including policy recommendations, addressing identified concerns during the project lifecycle.