SysSec proposes to create a Network of Excellence in the field of Systems Security for Europe to play a leading role in changing the rules of the game. Capitalizing on the results of the recent FORWARD initiative and building on strong synergies with Industry and Policy makers, SysSec will work towards:
- creating a virtual center of excellence, to consolidate the Systems Security research community in Europe
- promoting cybersecurity education
- engaging a think-tank in discovering the threats and vulnerabilities of the Current and Future Internet,
- creating an active research roadmap in the area, and
- developing a joint working plan to conduct State-of-the-Art collaborative research.
The Network of Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet Software Services and Systems (NESSoS) aims at constituting and integrating a long lasting research community on engineering secure software-based services and systems. NESSoS will collaborate with industrial stakeholders to improve the industry best practices and support a rapid growth of software-based service systems in the Future Internet. The research excellence of NESSoS will contribute to increase the trustworthiness of the Future Internet by improving the overall security of software services and systems. This will support European competitiveness in this vital area.
The NIS Platform is part of the European Strategy for Cybersecurity. It serves the 2 priorities of achieving cyber-resilience in the EU and developing industrial and technological resources for cybersecurity. In addition to promoting existing best practices, the NIS Platform will help define the technologies and the processes needed to increase cybersecurity in the future, in an environment that will increasingly rely on ICT to provide other services (e.g. smart electricity grids). The NIS Platform will develop a Strategic Research Agenda for secure ICT, which will serve as a key input to the European Research and Innovation agenda.
The EOS members represent all relevant domains of the economy (ICT-Information and Communication Technologies, civil security, energy, transport, finance, services and research) across 13 different European countries. Their work and purpose is to provide a platform of collaborative work, insightful exchange of ideas, and best practices between the European Institutions and European security industry, research centers, universities local clusters and associations. EOS’ main objective is the development of a harmonised European security market in line with political, societal and economic needs.