European Grants – Big Data & Cyber Security
Horizon 2020 – European Grants: the next Calls
Securing the digital society is of central concern. Companies across industries and geographies are increasingly realizing the need to address cyber security in order to keep sensitive information secure. Cyber security threats are becoming more complex and therefore more difficult to predict and prevent. The result: an increasing vulnerability to cyber security attacks.
Big Data and Cyber Security
Big data can be seen primarily as a treasure trove of valuable information that must be vigorously guarded from cyber criminals. With massive volumes of data at their fingertips, a breach in security could be catastrophic. But big data can also be understood as a potentially powerful weapon in the fight against cybercrime. Using predictive and real-time analytics for security allow companies to explore possible future attacks. This will help them rethink risk and identify opportunity to stay ahead of cybercrime before it reaches the present.
The European Strategy for Cyber Security highlights a set of actions to be implemented by the European Commission. The Horizon 2020 Cyber Security calls are one of the instruments to reach these aims. They address the technology to secure the infrastructure, hardware, services, components, software et cetera against accidental or malevolent use.
Horizon 2020 Cyber Security Calls
In the Horizon 2020 agenda 2014-2015 we find the following Cyber Security calls and budgets to face the challenges mentioned above:
- Solutions to protect individuals' privacy by default while empowering the users to set the desired level of privacy, giving them control over how their data will be used by service providers (including public authorities), and making it easier for them to verify both whether their online rights are respected and if they get a reasonable bargain.
- Activities can include the investigation of measures to safeguard privacy in the context of mass data handling, and data handling in the highly sensitive context of criminal investigations.
budget 19 M€
- Access Control
- Development and testing of usable, economic and privacy preserving access control platforms based on the use of biometrics, smart cards, or other devices.
- Guaranteeing interoperability and portability between systems and services, sparing the user to have to install a platform, service or country specific technology.
- Supporting the creation of commercial services making use of electronic identification and authentication.
budget 18 M€
- Risk management and assurance models
- To assess, manage, reduce, mitigate and accept risk for an effective protection against cybersecurity threats and incidents.
- To identify best practices on risk management including information assurance, risks metrics and awareness raising. The dynamic risk management framework should have to encompass methods to assess and mitigate the risks in real time.
budget 10 M€
- The role of ICT in Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Investigating the dependencies on communication networks and ICT components (including SCADA and IACS systems) of critical infrastructures, analyzing and proposing mitigation strategies and methodologies for assessing criticalities of services and detecting anomalies. Developing tools and processes to simulate or monitor cascading effects due to ICT incidents, and develop self-healing mechanisms.
budget 17.5 M€
- Trust eServices
- Implementation of trust eServices in specific applications areas like health, public administration, e-commerce.
- To devise demonstrators for the automated comparison and interoperability of electronic trust services. Key elements of the initiative will be the differential assessment of technical and organizational standards for trust services, as well as the development of a framework for 'global trust lists'.
budget 17.5 M€
- Secure Information Sharing
- To protect our society and economy against accidental or man-made disruptions of the information and communication technologies they so much depend on.
- To encompass the development and implementation of a network for secure sharing of sensitive information between for example market operators, national authorities, law enforcement agencies, business sectors, SME’s or citizens.
budget 15.5 M€
Deloitte and Cyber Security
To get the maximum out of the Cyber Security calls of Horizon 2020, Deloitte R&D and Government Incentives is prepared and ready to advise you the available funding opportunities through the Horizon 2020 program and beyond.
Cybersecurity has become a high ranking issue on the EU’s emerging security risks agenda.
Deloitte recognizes these challenges and has dedicated teams that work in this area:
The team of Deloitte Risk Services offers a range of services that cover all critical elements of effective and agile cyber security and the team of Deloitte R&D Grants and Incentives offers services to get the maximum out of the available funding opportunities through the cyber security calls of the EU research programme Horizon 2020.
For more information, please contact Helene Geijtenbeek or Chris de Jong.