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SMEs represent the backbone of the European economy playing a key role in driving innovation, fostering economic growth, and creating job opportunities.

As the digital landscape becomes more connected thanks to emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, and Blockchain, SMEs are exposed to a set of very diverse cybersecurity threats that can significantly impact their operations, financial stability, and reputation.

The fast-evolving threat landscape requires them to constantly adapt and enhance their security measures in order to overcome critical consequences.

This webinar aims to shed light on innovative initiatives tailored specifically for SMEs, offering insights and solutions to enhance their cybersecurity resilience and protect their digital assets coming from four EC-funded initiatives: NERO, CyberSecPro, CYSSME, Excalibur and smartHEALTH EDIH.

By participating in this webinar, attendees can expect to gain a wealth of knowledge and insights into the following areas:

  • Understanding the cybersecurity challenges faced by SMEs and the implications for their business operations.
  • Exploring innovative cybersecurity initiatives and solutions tailored specifically for SMEs, including advanced cyber awareness programs, threat intelligence frameworks, and privileged access management solutions.
  • Learning from real-world use cases and demonstrations showcasing the impact of cybersecurity initiatives on SMEs resilience and security posture.
  • Engaging in insightful discussions with industry experts and project leaders to exchange ideas, best practices and lessons learned in enhancing SMEs cybersecurity

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Agenda (CEST)

Time Presentation Speaker


Welcome and introduction: Overview of the objectives and agenda
Cristina Mancarella
15:05-15:15 An overview of the status of cybersecurity SMEs Athanasios Kosmopoulos, Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance and National Representative of Greece at the Governing Board of the ECCC
Project Presentations: Uptake Of Innovative Cybersecurity Solutions
15:15-15:25 NERO - Overview of the project, Use Case presentations and Tools to be delivered Charalambos Klitis, R&D Technical Project Manager at eBOS
15:25-15:35 CyberSecPro - Overview of the project, Open-Source approach Stefan Schauer, Senior Scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
15:35-15:45 CYSSME – Digital Europe Uptake CyberSecurity for Micro Enterprises, SMEs in Europe by European innovative CyberSecurity SMEs and associations Ulrich Seldeslachts, CEO at LSEC - Leaders In Security
15:45-15:55 Excalibur: Seamlessly integrated Privileged Access Management & Multi-Factor Authentication Eduard Paček, Business Development and Partnership Specialist, Excalibur
15:55-16:05 smartHEALTH EDIH: Mitigating Cyber Threats Risks Across the Healthcare Ecosystem

Dr. Konstantinos Votis, Senior Researcher & Director of Visual Analytics Laboratory, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Information Technologies Institue (CERTH/ITI)

Panel Session: Tailoring solutions to SMEs' needs

Panel session - Tailoring solutions to SMEs' needs

All Speakers
16:25-16:30 Wrap-up and next steps

Cristina Mancarella, Trust-IT Services


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