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SPARTA deliverables are now available online!

31st Jan 2023
After three and a half year of work, all SPARTA deliverables have been finished and accepted by the European Commission. Thus, you can now find all deliverables on the SPARTA website here.

This is also the opportunity to share some numbers on SPARTA achievement during that time to build our community.

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NeCS - PhD Winter School 2023

3rd Jan 2023
Join us to attend the next edition of the NeCS PhD Winter School from 6 to 10 February 2023 in Vason, Trento, Italy.
The School is supported by SPARTA and the other EU Cybersecurity Competence pilots CONCORDIA, CyberSec4Europe, and ECHO.

The European Network for Cybersecurity (NeCS) PhD School was launched six years ago, in response to the increased need for highly qualified experts in cyber-security. The School, which will reach its 7th edition, addresses the issues of training and development of talented junior researchers as indicated in the European Cybersecurity Strategy and highlighted in the EC’s Digital Agenda.
This year, the School will include also the presence of other new EU projects such as CROSSCON, MEDINA and DUCA to make the school also a dissemination opportunity for Horizon Europe. All of them, put emphasis on the crucial role of education for cybersecurity, proposing new educational and training programs and new methods of teaching. The NeCS PhD School is an op...
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SPARTA Days - Towards a sustainable CCN - Video

1st Aug 2022
On the 14th and 15th of June 2022, the SPARTA project held the SPARTA Days in the Campus Cyber in Paris to prepare for a sustainable Cybersecurity Competence Network. This event was a great opportunity to showcase the latest results coming from SPARTA and allowed numerous discussion to take place around the sustainability of a CCN. Have a look at the video summary of the day produced by our partner Technikon!

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SPARTA Days - Towards a sustainable CCN

10th Jun 2022
Join us on the 14th and 15th of June 2022 for the SPARTA Days preparing for a sustainable Cybersecurity Competence Network. You will be thrilled to know about the SPARTA consortium journey and our contributions to the EU cybersecurity community.
Please find the agenda below.

For physical attendance is limited please apply to register here: Apply here

For remote attendance you can choose the session to attend by registering at the different links:

14th of June - Afternoon session: Link
15th of June - Morning session: Link
15th of June - Afternoon session: Link

On 14th of June, at Maison de la Chimie:

14:00 Opening words
14:10 Talk Cybersecurity through openness and diversity
14:30 Presentations
16:00 Partnership instrument - Roadmap instrument - Programs instrument - Governance instrument
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Panel How to gather and consolidate inputs from various kinds of stakeholders?
17:30 Closing words

On 15th of June, at Campus Cyber:

09:15 Opening ...
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Recent research by LMT shows that 5G can help detect election interference

25th May 2022
LMT has recently published a research paper providing a snapshot of current 5G feature capabilities and their potential for resilience-building against disinformation and election interference. The research was conducted within the T-SHARK program, which aims to establish a full-spectrum Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Framework.

The research selected Latvian municipal elections in 2021 as a benchmark case study. Both mobile network and on-site election activity within selected balloting stations were monitored, observing correlation in real-time data, and highlighting further reliability improvements with 5G deployment.

The same elections were also analyzed by DeBunkEU.org within the scope of the T-SHARK program in 2021, demonstrating how the incidents collected from the different data sources can be linked for further analysis and how full-spectrum cybersecurity awareness can benefit decision-makers.

As the number of online components and equipment within the election process...
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Get up to 88K€ to develop your security solution and cooperate with EU Top Security Clusters

25th Jan 2022
SecurIT is launching the first Open Call with the main objective of revolutionising the new global competitive security industry (product & service) by supporting a better integration of innovative security systems.

This will be achieved by:

·         supporting the development and integration of innovative security solutions in a new industrial value chain (and services);

·         co-financing and supporting the development of collaborative projects allowing the prototyping and experimentation of technological solutions in the field of security, taking into account the ethical, legal and societal challenges of this sector;

·         promoting cross-border cooperation between SMEs and other innovation actors in this sector. 

Target: With the First Open Call SecurIT will select up to 21 projects aiming to develop new prototypes or demonstrators in the security and cybersecurity domain with support from SecurIT consortium. 

Projects should be submitted by the consortia of a...
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Office de l'eau Goes Cyber with SPARTA

20th Jan 2022
The Go Cyber with SPARTA campaign promoted a full week of workshops to the water critical infrastructure of la Reunion, that took place both virtually and physically between Nov 10th and Nov 25th. Topics included modern cryptography, privacy protection, system security, network security, legal aspects, awareness strategies, industrial security and more. Critical infrastructure body and young digital companies were involved in the training. The workshop was very well perceived and suggestions for follow-up activities were made. Lectures were provided by BUT, IMT, SMILE and covered from their SPARTA budgets.
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La Reunion SMEs Go Gyber with SPARTA!

20th Jan 2022
The Go Gyber with SPARTA campaign discovered new avenues at La Reunion! SPARTA, in coolaboration with Digital Reunion, organised a cybersecurity training and awareness workshop to be deployed to SMEs based in La Reunion, working on the digital sector! Digital Reunion is an association that brings together market players, directly and indirectly, involved in the digital sector (companies, start-ups, groups, trade unions, institutions, training organizations, etc.), intending to participate in the creation of economic, legislative and competitive conditions essential to the proper development of the sector.

The workshop was held on the 16th and 17th of November and took place both virtually and physically between Nov 10th and Nov 25th. Topics included modern cryptography, privacy protection, system security, network security, awareness strategies and more!

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Report: Understanding European Cybersecurity HR Recruitment Processes

28th Dec 2021
How organisations in Europe currently address the recruitment of cybersecurity specialists? This report - Understanding European Cybersecurity HR Recruitment Processes - seeks to answer this question and provides the foundation to create a Cyber HR Toolbox!

The report is the result of the collaborative effort between ECSO and the European Cybersecurity Competence Network Pilot projects – ECHO, Concordia, SPARTA and CyberSec4Europe and provides the key findings and results from the analysis around understanding how cybersecurity recruitment and overall HR processes and motivations work in Europe, based on survey responses received over the course of two months (April-May 2021). This analysis results from the collaboration between ESCO Working Group (WG5) for human factors & competence building, and the Cybersecurity Competence Network.

Read the full report here.
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SPARTA Roadmap Design Highlights

22nd Dec 2021
SPARTA’s Work Package #3, responsible for roadmapping affairs in the SPARTA project and in the CCN ecosystem, has been mainly active on two fronts: internally, by compiling a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda within SPARTA towards strengthening EU’s digital autonomy, and externally, by coordinating discussions between the 4 Pilots and ECSO on consolidating the various individual cybersecurity roadmaps developed in the EU. In this dissemination report, we outline the highlights of both work streams.

CCN Roadmaps Consolidation. The 4 CCN Pilots and ECSO benefit from large individual networks of partners, including large enterprises, SMEs, universities, and cybersecurity research institutes, that join efforts into identifying cybersecurity research & innovation priorities for retaining EU’s digital autonomy and sovereignty. Each consortium adheres to the common goal of strengthening and sustaining Europe’s cybersecurity competence, but the 4 Pilots and ECSO take slightly di...
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