Participation in major European Initiative in the field of Cyber Security – H2020 project ECHO

06 March 2019
  • ECHO Project will establish and operate a Cybersecurity Competence Network in European Union by 2022
  • Launch of Multi-sector scenario demonstrations in mid-2021 Involving Technologysolutions to Cybersecurity Challenges
  • ECHO comprises 30 partners from 15 EU Members countries plus Ukraine, representing 13 existing cybersecurity competence centers including five Research Institutes in the cybersecurity domain.

Transinne, 06th March 2019 – Vitrociset Belgium, a Leonardo company, participated as project partner at the project ECHO Kick-Off at the conference Hall of Royal Military Academy of Belgium on last February 25th 2019. The ECHO project (European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations) is one of four Pilot projects, launched by the European Commission, to establish and operate a Cybersecurity Competence Network. Keynote presentations have also been performed by supporting representatives of EU agencies and industry.

The ECHO project will deliver an organized and coordinated approach to strengthen proactive cyber defence in the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. Through a 48-month work plan significant outcomes will contribute to improvements in the status of cybersecurity resilience across the EU. These outcomes include:

  • Early outcomes from the ECHO Multi-sector Assessment Framework in early 2020, with identifiable opportunities for cross-sectoral cybersecurity improvement;
  • Deployment of operational demonstrations of the ECHO Early Warning System and ECHO Federated Cyber Range by mid- 2021, providing value added capabilities to partners and associated organizations.
  • Launch of multi-sector scenario demonstrations in mid-2021 involving technology solutions to cybersecurity challenges across primary sectors of Health Care, Maritime Transportation and Energy as a critical infrastructure, and including related sectors;
  • Ongoing evolution, improvement and adaptation of project outcomes throughout 2022
  • To make the ECHO vision a concrete reality in Europe, ECHO comprises 30 partners from 15 EU member countries plus Ukraine, representing 13 existing cybersecurity competence centres including five research institutes in the cybersecurity domain; eleven large enterprises; four SME’s; and ten top level universities in cybersecurity including experts in human factors, experts in legal and ethical issues and communication.

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Twitter: @ECHOcybersec