Introducing the IPACSO Cyber Security and Privacy innovation Awards (March 26, 2014)

IPACSO to open application procedure for first Cyber Security and Privacy awards

IPACSO, the European project that aims at speeding up the tracing, development and commercialization of cyber security and privacy opportunities, now invites applicants to submit their case for the first European Cyber Security & Privacy Innovation Awards that will be granted in October.

Privacy and Cyber Security are sometimes eclipsed by fear, uncertainty, doubt and regulatory impact. “Comprehensive research, innovation and incubation help us to be one step ahead of online fraudsters. Every project deserves our attention, and with these innovation awards we wish to give even more publicity, policy support and increase market potential”, says Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO of LSEC one of the IPACSO partners.

The registration process will end 30 June 2014. Upon their registration, applicants will be asked to provide additional details about their innovation project before final selection. The ceremony will occur 23 October 2014 at the Brussels innovation centre Living Tomorrow. Registrations to attend this public event are open.

The IPACSO project is part of the European Union’s research and innovation program, Horizon 2020. Alongside LSEC, VASCO Data Security, the Waterford Institute of Technology and Espion, both from Ireland, and the German Institute for Economic Research make up the rest of IPACSO. The project runs until October 2015.

If you know a cyber security or privacy innovator, please

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Meet IPACSO at the 2nd Annual European Cyber Security Conference


Meet IPACSO and its partners at 2nd Annual European Cyber Security Conference

The 2nd Annual European Cyber Security Conference


Bringing together over 250 delegates, the 2013 European Cyber Security Conference took place on the 16th May 2013 in Brussels.

The conference provided a platform for debate between the key policymakers and stakeholders involved in this field. The conference discussed the creation of a Europe-wide cyber security strategy, in response to the expanding threat landscape, in the context of discussions around the newly-proposed Network and Information Security Directive.The conference examined the potential for improvements in cyber security strategies through international co-operation and increased R&D, and creating a culture of cyber-resilience and risk management in the private sector.

For more information and registration


Practical Details : Tuesday March 25, 2014 - 08.30 to 17.25CET. The Square, Mont des Arts - 1000 Bruxelles - Belgium


IPACSO supporting cyber security innovations at IAS 2014 (March 20 2014)

During IAS 2014, IPACSO promoted some Cyber Security Innovations for Industrial Automation and Industrial Control Systems.

IAS was established for companies that are involved in industrial- based process automation and control. Due to the constant evolution of control processes and automation systems, as well as their underlying platforms on which they operate, each day new possibilities are discovered that could pose serious security risks to those systems. IAS aims to inform them about the necessity to secure their systems, and to provide them with best practices and practical and actionable guidelines.

The possibilities offered to manage the systems easier and better, by evolving into modern capabilities ,by equipping them with new functionalities or by
having multiple systems interconnect and work together, poses new challenges in terms of security.

Legacy systems , or underlying IT systems already no longer be maintained for a long period of time can be a major threat . Only fully insulated systems can probably continue to exist , but they also will be subjected to external administration or changes eventually.

For the proper functioning of the business, and to ensure the continuity of the activities it is important to evaluate the potential risks, assess them against
your systems, and take proper counter measures.

IAS presented various models, methods, solutions and security best practices that can be used.




Meet IPACSO at the CSP (Cyber Security and Privacy) Forum (May 20-22nd) 2014)

Meet IPACSO at the CSP Forum 2014 in Athens, May 21st and 22nd.

Cyber Security and Privacy Forum 2014 focuses on disseminating the potential innovation market opportunities and impact of EC funded Cybersecurity and Privacy research activities. Working towards increased uptake of technological Cybersecurity and privacy research breakthroughs, actively encouraging innovative enterprise to look to exploit real commercial potential coming from such ongoing cutting edge research outputs, aligning with the H2020 initiative. This is an opportunity for both Industry and funded EU research projects to come together as a community to network, disseminate and highlight potential innovative outputs from current ongoing research activities.

Industry Focus: Looking to get an insight into current security and trust EC research activities.

If you're looking to get an overview of potential innovative outputs coming from research projects and want to be involved, or if you're looking for innovative ideas to stem potential marketable business opportunities you should visit the CSP Forum Annual conference 2014. 

The CSP Forum is organized next to the Annual Privacy Forum 2014, also taking place in Athens, on 20 - 21st of May. 


CSP Forum 2014 2


For more information regarding the 2014 Cyber Security Conference please visit the CSP Forum 2014 website.

Practical : Tuesday March 25, 2014 - 08.30 to 17.25 CET - The Square, Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles - Belgium


Day 1 - Wednesday 21st May 2014
Martin Muehleck, European Commission speaker

15.45 - 17.30
Track 3 Innovating in Privacy andCyber Security - (IPaCSO)Chair:
Zeta Dooly(WIT-TSSG)Presenters:
1. Jamie Power (WIT-RIKON)
2. Ulrich Seldeslachts (LSEC)
3. Seamus Galvin (ESPION)



Meet IPACSO at the High Level EU Cybersecurity Strategy Conference


Meet IPACSO and its partners at the High Level EU Cybersecurity Strategy Conference in Brussels, February 28th, 2014. 

EU Cybersecurity Strategy - High Level Conference

The Conference takes stock of the progress of the EU Cybersecurity strategy, in the first year after its adoption. It will provide information on the state of play of the implementation of the five main priorities of the Strategy and showcase highlights of the main actions in the Strategy.

The Conference will also represent an opportunity to explore the way forward regarding the Commission proposal for a Directive laying down measures to ensure a high level of network and information security across the Union and the next steps to foster trust in the public and private sector for the benefit of citizens and the Digital Single Market.

This one-day Conference is organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service.

Ms Neelie Kroes, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda and Mr Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, will introduce the Conference.

For more information and registration

Practical Details : 28/02/2014, Alcide de Gasperi room (GASP), Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium


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