Project endorsed by CEPIS wins European Commission grant

European Commission

CyberSec4Europe, a new project on cybersecurity and data protection, has won a European Commission grant of €16 million. It was conceived and is being coordinated by Goethe University Frankfurt. The coordination work is led by Professor Kai Rannenberg, who also chairs the CEPIS Legal and Security Issues working group. CEPIS endorsed the project in the application stage.

The project’s primary concern is the question of ‘governance’: can data protection be regulated, and who has authority in which areas? The project will investigate seven key demonstration cases to ensure a close connection to real-world situations.

CyberSec4Europe is a part of the European Commission’s efforts to set international standards in cybersecurity and boost the effectiveness of Europe's security capacities. The consortium consists of 43 partners from 20 EU countries, as well as from Norway and Switzerland, and includes research establishments from enterprises, universities and research institutes. Within the next 42 months the consortium will work on strengthening the research and innovation competence of the EU in cybersecurity, especially in domains that are relevant to every EU citizen such as banking, healthcare, identity management and smart cities.

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