Building further on the cyber security topic that was addressed in the Cyber Security
workshop in June 2020, ITEA organised the ITEA Cyber Security Day on 15 January 2021. This webinar
brought together organisations facing cyber security challenges and relevant ITEA project partners
to share challenges, best practices and innovative ideas to improve cyber security and overcome
challenges in the industry.
Sharing challenges and ideas and enhancing
First of all, the event was a perfect opportunity
to look at how collaboration can be further
enhanced by sharing existing challenges and
best practices in cyber security. Furthermore,
the ITEA Cyber Security Day served the
objectives of learning about cyber security related
ITEA results of our running and (nearly)
finished R&D projects and discovering the latest
trends in the domain.
With nearly 100 registrations coming from
16 countries, the online event showed the
relevance of the cyber security topic. After a
welcome by ITEA Vice-chairman Jean-François Lavignon, the programme was structured in
- Session I - Exchange on best practices and
Cyber security customers addressed the
cyber security challenges they experience,
shared their best practices and identified
gaps that need to be filled.
- Session II – Showcase of projects’ results
Project leaders of running and (nearly)
finished ITEA projects presented their
projects and results to inform cyber security
customers about the innovative solutions
that are about to become available.
- Session III - Presentation of project proposal
and feedback from customers
Project leaders that are preparing an
ITEA Full Project Proposal for ITEA 3 Call 7
presented their ideas and approach to inform
cyber security customers about the latest
innovations that could be interesting when
it comes to solving their existing challenges.
Customers also had the opportunity to
provide feedback on the project proposals or
even join a project consortium.
ITEA Chairwoman Zeynep Sarılar concluded
the day and informed the participants about
the purpose and benefits of the Cyber Security
Joining forces to tackle cyber security threats
Throughout the day, several panellists
addressed the transnational nature of cyber
security and emphasised the importance of
bringing together key actors to join forces to
tackle the cyber security threats faced.
Jean-François Lavignon, ITEA Vice-chairman
and moderator of the event, stated: “With the
digital transition, critical systems are more and
more exposed to cyber security threats. Only a
collaborative approach can tackle this challenge
and provide resilient systems for industry,
economy and society. The ITEA Community has
the potential to develop innovative solutions for
these cyber security issues.”
The same message was emphasised in the
recent interview ‘A
vaccine for cyber security’ in
which Atos’ CTO Sophie Proust stated, “We have
to take the threats seriously and fight the few
with the force of the many.”
To progress further, ITEA has established the
Cyber Security Advisory Board, where customers
can easily meet their peers in an open
discussion and directly exchange with the ITEA
R&D&I Community in a trusted environment. This
Advisory Board and its importance will continue
to grow, being part of ITEA’s focus on customer
engagement and open collaboration.
We thank all participants for bringing their
expertise and experience to the table and
engaging in a such a fruitful and open exchange.
Join us at our next online event!
On 16 March 2021, ITEA will organise the ITEA
Smart City Day 2021, where cities that want to
be at the forefront of innovation will be gathered
together with Smart city-relevant ITEA project
More information about the ITEA Smart City Day