TSSG is a partner in the Horizon 2020 AEGIS project, which stands for Accelerating EU – US Dialogue for Research and Innovation in Cybersecurity and Privacy. As the project title suggests, AEGIS aims to strengthen dialogues between Europe and the United States, in order to facilitate exchange of views, policies and best practices to stimulate cooperation around cybersecurity and privacy Research & Innovation, and contribute in shaping the future global cybersecurity and privacy landscape.
On 23rd November, 2018, the project held their first review at the European Commission in Brussels and it was a successful outcome.
In photo (l-r): Artsiom Yautsiukhin, The Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy, Yolanda Ursa, INMARK EUROPA SA, Spain, Fabio Martinelli, The Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy, Sabina Guaylupo, INMARK EUROPA SA, Spain, James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, TSSG, Ireland. Photographer: Jody Serrano, INMARK EUROPA SA, Spain. Missing from photo: Claudio Caimi, HP Enterprise, Italy.
The AEGIS project members presented their work in the first 18 months of the project, including the establishment of a Cybersecurity and Privacy Reflection Group involving EU and US policy makers, researchers, technology experts, business leaders, cyber policies experts and influencers, engaged in addressing specific issues on international, technical trends, policy and legislation challenges in cybersecurity and privacy.
The project also presented their work on analysing the cybersecurity and privacy landscapes in the EU and US presently and their resultant White Papers and Policy Briefs on research and innovation that should be jointly carried out between researchers on both sides of the Atlantic. The papers and policy briefs are composed of detailed recommendations and implementation plans to enhance evolving dialogues in cybersecurity and privacy, and thus significantly contribute to reinforce the political and technological framework for possible EU-US cooperation within cybersecurity and privacy Research & Innovation.
According to James Clarke of Waterford IT’s TSSG group, “In the review’s wrap up session, the external reviewers stressed the positive outcome of the work presented and they felt there was a high potential for our activities to catapult the research and innovation activities in relation to transatlantic cooperation in cybersecurity and privacy. They were especially appreciative that the project focused on three key sectors where transatlantic cooperation could provide immediate benefit, including Healthcare, Financial, and Maritime sectors. They were also complimentary towards the project’s approach of defining implementation steps for each recommendation, including identifying the necessary stakeholders and the expected impact of carrying out these recommendations in a timely manner.”