Internet of Things and Smart Cities Workshop
A new research results pack has been published to close off the cybersecurity month. It showcases some of the most promising EU-funded projects already engaged in developing novel solutions to combat an ever-increasing number of cybersecurity threats to Europe’s critical infrastructures.
The CORDIS Results Pack covers the most recent and prominent results from these EU-funded cybersecurity-related projects, with several providing solutions aimed towards corporations or technologies tackling issues related to increased device interdependence and networking.
The steady increase of cyber-attacks on ICT devices and networks, including those linked to the provision of essential such as water or electricity, is a major concern for citizens, industry and decision makers alike. This concern is reflected in both FP7 and H2020 funding figures, as both programmes have already contributed to advance European leadership in the likes of cryptography, digital authentication and privacy enhancing technologies.
From 2007 to 2013, the EU has invested EUR 334 million in cyber security and online privacy projects under FP7. An additional EUR 160 million envelope has been allocated to the first wave of H2020 projects, and the EU aims to invest up to an additional EUR 450 million under the contractual public-private partnership on cybersecurity for the period 2017-2020, while cybersecurity market players are expected to invest three times more than the EU investment.