The EU invests in the future of Digital Transformation 2017-2021

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The European Commission published last May the multi-year budget of the European Union, called Multi-Annual Financial Framework which, among other items, supports the digital transformation in the European Union during the period 2017-2021.

Within this budget there is a program called “Digital Europe”, which is part of the Digital Single Market strategy, and  is endowed with 9.2 billion euros. The purpose of the program is to promote the digital transformation of the EU by increasing investments, maximizing momentum in areas of public interest and reinforcing several cooperation projects with Member States.

Action lines of the EU Digital program

The program is based on five lines of action that will drive digital transformation:

  • Supercomputers: A total of 2,7 billion euros will be allocated to boost the processing capabilities of high-level computing in the EU. In addition, the use of supercomputers in areas of public interest such as health,  environment, and safety will be encouraged. Finally, these capabilities will be made available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU.

 

  • Artificial Intelligence: The objectives in this area consist in promoting and reinforcing the use of artificial intelligence in both business and Public Administrations; facilitate secure access and storage of large data sets and algorithms; and strengthening and supporting testing and experimentation facilities in the Member States. In total, they will allocate 2,500 million euros to this item.

 

  • Cybersecurity and trust: Although digital technologies have opened a world of possibilities to  EU citizens, they also carry a risk. Among others, cyber attacks, fraud and data theft stand out. So far, the EU has responded by adopting the first legislation at European level on cybersecurity, the NIS regulation.

A total of 2,0 billion euros will be allocated to:

Promote the provision of advanced cybersecurity equipment.

– Disseminate, at European level, knowledge, skills and abilities related to cybersecurity.

– Ensure the deployment of the latest cybersecurity solutions in the economy.

– Strengthen capacities to ensure a common level of network and information system security in the EU.
  • Advanced digital skills: The EU wants to invest in training digital skills for the EU citizens. The “Digital Europe” program will offer students and IT experts numerous training opportunities in advanced digital technologies. In total, 700 million euros will be allocated to the training of qualified personnel.
  • Broad use of digital technologies in the economy and society: The EU seeks to boost the digitization of Public Administrations and their services, as well as to ensure the interoperability at European level and facilitate access to technology and know-how to all the companies. This section will have a total of 1,3 billion euros.

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ETSI Security Week 2018

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ETSI Security Week 2018ETSI Security Week 2018 took place last June 11th to 15th at the ETSI headquarters, located in Sophia Antipolis (southern France).

This free event addressed the main challenges in the cybersecurity sector in an increasingly digital world. The meeting focused on the  current issues in the sector such as: cybersecurity policies, legislative actions, cyber attacks and the latest technologies in this field. In addition, the fundamental challenges in the world of cybersecurity and the technical and standardization actions undertaken to overcome them were discussed.

 

Presentations at ETSI Security Week 2018

There were presentations on the following topics:

  • Latest Cybersecurity drivers, considering the latest policies and legal actions, as well as the latest cyber attacks.
  • Security / privacy / security of IoT.
  • 5G security / privacy.
  • Distributed record technologies.
  • Remote signature creation services eIDAS.
  • Middlebox and Hackathon Security.

The calendar of presentations during the month of June was the following:

  • 11th:  Latest drivers for Cybersecurity.
  • 12th and 13th: Future-Proof IoT Security and Privacy.
  • 12th: Hot topics in Middlebox security.
  • 12th and 13th: Middlebox Hackaton.
  • 13th: Remote Signature Creation Services by TSP: Protocols and Audit Requirements.
  • 13th and 14th: What does 5G Security offer?
  • 14th and 15th: Security and Trust in ICT: the Value of Distributed Ledger Technology.

If you wish to see some of the presentations that were made during Security Week 2018, please click here.

About this edition

For their part, the speakers came from different fields: national security agencies, IT leaders, cybersecurity experts, global standards organizations, developers, researchers, universities and policy makers. In total, more than 300 visitors from all over Europe participated.

The talk that attracted the most attention from the public was ” 5G Security/privacy”, in which the future of the integrated UICC was described. On the other hand, the hackathon offered a concrete example of the specifications of the ETSI TC CYBER middlebox security protocol and its implementations.

If you wish to know more about the event, please click here .

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Guiding event on eInvoice on May 29th in Brussels

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Next Tuesday, May 29th, there will be an event on electronic invoicing (eInvoice) from Companies to Governments (B2G) and on electronic billing services available for both public and private entities that will allow them to comply with Directive 2014/55 / EU.

This orientation day, organized by the European Commission, is held due to the legal limit for public entities of the Member States to implement the European Regulation on Electronic Billing, which will entry into force will  on April 18th, 2019, and which is extendable in one year for certain actors.

The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how electronic invoicing can contribute to the formation of the Digital Single Market, help generate cross-border services and provide other benefits for citizens, businesses and Public Administrations throughout the European Union.

In addition, it will help attendees to improve their understanding of the actions they must take before the end of the deadline and share the following steps for the implementation of eInvoicing in the EU.

Participation is open to all interested in eInvoicing, especially political actors, public entities and technical staff that develop eInvoicing solutions in the EU.

Topics to be discussed at CEF eInvoicing Event

Participants will learn about the latest developments around the implementation of Directive 2014/55 / ​​EU and will carry out case studies on the implementation of electronic invoicing. This event will also address the broader policy context that links eInvoicing with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

Among others, the following speakers will participate:

  • Christian Rasmussen: Senior Business Development Manager at e-Boks A/S.
  • Alis Irena Riviere-Osipov: Director of eInvoicing and IT recruitment policies at the European Commission.
  • Peter Potzgieser: Senior Consultant in Business Innovation and Standardization.
  • Andrea Caccia: Senior consultant on process digitization and member of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum.
  • Caroline Corneau: Project Manager at European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT).
  • Agniezska Bajno: Project Manager at European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
To see the CEF eInvoicing Event agenda, please click here.

Practical information on eInvoicing Event

Name of the event: CEF eInvoicing Event.

Hours: 09:00 – 17:30 horas (CET).

Location: Room VML2, Rue Van Maerlant 2, Bruselas (Bélgica).

If you wish to participate in the event, click on this registration form.

Event on cybersecurity held by ENISA last April 24th

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On April 24th, a new edition of the event on cybersecurity organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA, took place in Brussels (Belgium).

The conference was aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), professional associations and public bodies related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and certification activities.

The objective of the event was, on the one hand, to increase awareness and deepen knowledge of the IoT and Industry 4.0 and its effect on the European cybersecurity market. On the other hand, it sought to increase collaboration among the members of ENISA by identifying common interests.

In addition, the ENISA Industry Event provided participants with an overview of the EU Certification Framework and its relationship with the European cybersecurity industry.

About “ENISA Industry Event”

The event, organized since 2015, serves to share knowledge about the cybersecurity sector. The fundamental objective of this activity is none other than to build a community in the cybersecurity sector in both the public and private sectors of the EU.

If you want more information about the event, please click here.

To consult the agenda of the day, please click here.