Feb 26th, 2019 - 2 min read

Dawex contributes to CyberSec4Europe, the European project on cybersecurity

Dawex contributes to CyberSec4Europe, the European project on cybersecurity

Funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 Program, CyberSec4Europe aims to develop a governance model for the future EU Cyber Security Competencies Center Network. As participant in the project, Dawex will provide its data exchange platform technology.

The objectives of CyberSec4Europe

Cybersecurity is a key issue to ensure the economic growth of Europe, while protecting society and companies from malicious attacks. The digital revolution, that reaches almost all industries, forces the economic actors to protect themselves. The data generated in large amount produce new sources of income. These new assets that are fully integrated in a company must be protected.

The CyberSec4Europe project, that will last 42 months, aims to address the challenges of cybersecurity in the vertical sectors of digital infrastructure, finance, Smart Cities, medicine and transportation. To answer this issue, a consortium of private companies, universities and public structures cooperate closely in order to test the new governance model for the future EU Cyber Security Competencies Center Network. The consortium gathers 43 participants covering 22 EU Members States and associate countries.

CyberSec4Europe will address 5 foundational pillars :

  • Governance
  • Cooperation
  • Building future EU oriented capabilities
  • EU leadership in cybersec innovation
  • Supporting the complete industrial value chain

The project will also address key EU Directives and Regulations, such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), PSD2 (Payment Services Directives), eIDAS (European Regulation on Electronic identification) and ePrivacy (Protection of Personal Electronic Data).

CyberSec4Europe considers also the implementation of a European law on cybersecurity.

Finally, four major tasks will be launched to raise awareness among SMEs and the public about cybersecurity issues :

  • cybersecurity skills and capability building
  • standardisation
  • dissemination, outreach, spreading of competence
  • community empowerment and innovation fostering

The role of Dawex

Dawex Data Exchange Platform technology was chosen to integrate and validate the cybersecurity governance model for the exchange of sensitive medical data.

Within a realistic environment, this demonstration must highlight the required level of cybersecurity for the protection of personal and sensitive medical data.

In other words, the use of the Dawex Data Exchange Platform must ensure reliability and trust in the medical data exchanges and ultimately enable value creation for stakeholders generating and consuming this type of data. Through the use of the platform, case studies will be conducted to highlight results and act accordingly to ensure a high level of security against new cyber threats.

This new collaboration with the European Commission establishes Dawex efforts to address challenges of confidentiality and security during data exchanges.