Highlights from DISCOVERY Capacity Building Workshop Orlando

The DISCOVERY workshop was held as a side event of the International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics – BHI 2017. The goal of the workshop was to unveil transatlantic issues existing among European countries and North American countries, and to brainstorm potential opportunities and solutions for collaboration in research and innovation. The workshop provided…

ENISA Published New Report to Assess Distributed Ledge Technology in Financial Sector

Blockchain is a distributed ledger which maintains all transactions and assets and is updated by a number of counterparties. Financial institutions are investing in the technology – in what is hoped – to automate processes and remove “human” errors. This may help towards lowering transactional and operational costs by releasing the finance sector from its…

Commission launches a public consultation for the review of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to seek views on the past performance of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and on a possible overhaul of its mandate in view of new challenges the EU faces in the cybersecurity field. The consultation is open until 12 April 2017.  …

ENISA publishes good practices and recommendations to ensure the security of smart cars against cyber threats

The objective of this study is to identify good practices that ensure the security of smart cars against cyber threats, with the particularity that smart cars’ security shall also guarantee safety. The study lists the sensitive assets present in smart cars, as well as the corresponding threats, risks, mitigation factors and possible security measures to…

European Commission Published its Proposal for Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

The European Commission published its proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications on 10th Jan, 2017. The proposal aims at reinforcing trust and security in the Digital Single Market by updating the legal framework on ePrivacy. Why a reform of ePrivacy legislation? European legislation is keeping up with the fast pace at which…

Save the date: Data Flows – The 3rd European Data Economy Conference

As data-driven innovation becomes an increasingly significant factor of economic and social value for Europe, the European Commission has proposed a new European Data Economy Communication as part of its Digital Single Market strategy. The initiatives aim to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the EU, and “will address the emerging issues…

EU-US agreement offers new opportunities for research cooperation

European and American researchers will be able to work together more closely on projects funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation programme. This is thanks to an agreement concluded today between the European Commission and the US Government. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “Bright ideas should know…