The high level event presented the results of the project
October, the 15th, 2014.- Past 13th of October of 2014, the project FIRE organized its final conference in the MCE in Brussels under the title Industrial & Research Challenges arising from User Requirements in Trustworthy ICT: Pan-European analysis of ICT Security requirements from Finance, Healthcare, Energy, ICT and Governments. The event, in which the results of the projects were presented, gathered the most notorious stakeholders in Europe from the field of cybersecurity.
FIRE publishes a research agenda that matches research priorities and end-users’ needs
Over the last number of years, citizens and European policy makers have recognized that Trustworthy ICT developments in Europe have been delivering outstanding state of the art scientific results which have stimulated interest throughout the world. However, the innovative projects are hard put to reach the market, because the gap between the industry roadmaps and the research activities being performed in institutes and academia is currently too wide.
FIRE aims to reduce this gap and recently issued a Research Agenda, which includes research topics, identifying suggested areas of research that address the main research needs of users. They have been identified by the user community and ICT suppliers and augmented by researchers, who have all participated in the review process. They are aimed at developing forward looking techniques and methodologies that can improve the overall Trustworthy ICT landscape. These topics have been validated by the FIRE Advisory Board and at regional validation workshops with over 150 stakeholders from industry, research and administration.
NSMCluster together with its members Axenta and FerretApps, which act as partners of the conference, held a presentation in the iCT day conference - Cyber Security. This event took place on 10th of June 2014 at Caritas Palace in Prague.
The government has launched a new cyber-security certification, allowing businesses to show consumers that they have measures in place to help defend against common cyber threats, such as the recent Gameover Zeus malware attack. The launch of the document was by Cabinet Minister Dr David Willetts MP and partners LSEC and ADS, through the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster, were some of the organisations contributing to it.
Network of Experts in Digital Forensics Set in Action
The EVIDENCE project, that started earlier this year, provides a Stakeholder Forum where experts working in fields related to collection, use and exchange of electronic evidence will be able to communicate and exchange opinions on digital forensics.