Dear Innovating Friends,

While 2014 is entering its final weeks, and when preparing for the holiday season coming up, it is usually the time to look back to the achievements of the year and the prospect of the new year.
IPACSO is an EC FP7 coordination action, a private consortium that aims to Support ICT Security Innovations in Europe. We are here to support your business, by:: IPACSO supports the innovation process, develops and provides bootcamp innovation training sessions; creates visibility for innovative security solutions and helps market your privacy innovation. With IPACSO we promote the European Cyber Security and Privacy Champions in the Industry. IPACSO organizes the European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards.

Looking back: 2014 major achievements:

The IPACSO project has been established late 2013 to support cyber security and privacy innovators in Europe. With the support of the European commission, the project is a unique collaboration of experienced professionals and academic experts from different organisations. While having started just over a year ago the team has already achieved some remarkable results:

1. A market analysis for cyber security and privacy related opportunities, focusing on existing market size and future growth opportunities
2. An analysis on perspectives for future research opportunities, based upon current research activities and indicating business opportunities
3. An overview of different proven industrial innovation development frameworks that serve as supporting framework for the IPACSO Innovation Framework under development
4. The first IPACSO Innovation Awards, with six categories of innovators
5. The first version of the IPACSO Innovation Framework for Cyber Security and Privacy Innovators

These developments have been formalized in different reports and developments which will be published early 2015 to the IPACSO Community, and transformed into specific educational materials to be used during the IPACSO bootcamps for our Innovating Community.

II. Innovator Reference Cases : the IPACSO Innovation Award Winners 2014

With the European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards, the IPACSO project, awarded some of the Privacy and Cyber Security Innovators in Europe. The award Ceremony took place October 23rd in Brussels, with inspiring presentations and interesting discussions. All of the 2014 participants will receive a profile page on the IPACSO website, allowing for existing and future IPACSO Community to get connected and also for potential business partners or customers to recognize our European Innovators. With the IPACSO Innovation Awards interviews will be published, describing their innovation process and ideas on innovations. Our 2014 award winners were :

1.Innovative Cyber Security Product : XLAB Mobile Device Monitor (SI)
2.Innovative Cyber Security Service: KAHUNA Abusedesk Solution (NL)
3.Innovative Cyber Security Company : G DATA continuously innovating (DE)
4.Innovative Privacy Company : SEDICII Securing Identities (IE)
5.ICT Security Innovation : Rossberg (NO) : New generation security for smartphones
6.Privacy or Cyber Security Innovator : Intrinsic-ID(NL)

For an impression of the event, and an overview of the IPACSO Champions, click here

III. IPACSO Award Winner Sedicii also awarded by #EYStartup Challenge UK via our partner

The winner of the IPACSO Privacy Innovation Awards on October 23rd in Brussel, is growing the number of its prizes. On December 11th, they were awarded by the UK #EYStartup Challenge that took place in the Cyber Security Incubator For more information :

IV. European leading Cyber Security Forum 2015 in Lille : FIC 2015

Forum International de Cybersecurité is the place to be in Europe in January to discover the latest innovations in Cyber Security. With interesting presentations and discussions with policy makers from all over Europe, and leading CISO’s and Security Managers from major French and European companies, the FIC is the place to be to create business relations and establish partnerships with French and other leading European Cyber Security companies. Join us at the FIC 2015 and visit the IPACSO Innovation Pavillion where you can meet IPACSO Innovation Award Winners Intrinsic-ID and Rossberg.

V. Privacy Innovator Panel at CPDP 2015 with Blackphone CEO Toby Weir-Jones and EC DG CONNECT Director Paul Timmers

The upcoming CPDP conference January 22nd to 24th will be the host of our annual Privacy Innovator panel. Together with other business leaders, privacy experts and policy makers in the world, the IPACSO team will host a discussion panel on developing a business with the thriving concept of privacy, or indicating how smart people are generating new services and products from the challenge of personal data protection and privacy. Hoping not only to inspire other innovators, but also in order to share experiences on new developments and challenges from these seasoned entrepreneurs and startup companies.

VI. Business Insider announces best 16 startups launched in 2014, with one privacy innovator

Ending place number 16th, of 16, but still noteworthy that the startup interest raised also interest in privacy protection considerations. Cyber Dust is a privacy sensitive Snap Chat alike, allowing to send self-destructing messages in order to protect personal data from being re-used. Whether this is to be the case, still needs to be checked. But the startup at least has been able to create some dust in the cyber world.

Best wishes, looking forward to see you in 2015!

Last but not least, the IPACSO team sends its season greetings, a happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015 for you and your families. We are looking forward to working and meeting with you again next year, and together improve the competitiveness of Europe’s Security Market, and your business!

Stay in touch!

You are receiving this periodical update from the IPACSO Community, in order to inform you about major developments and activities in innovation in cyber security and privacy, business and market challenges , IPACSO framework developments, IPACSO and partners’ scheduled events, bootcamps and other opportunities for you to participate in. Activities and information intended to help boost your business. Do feel free to also connect with us directly on LinkedIn, and stay informed about the project. (click here)

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