CyberSec4Europe – Cyber Security Network of Competence Centres for Europe

Project Coordinator:

  • Prof. Dr. Kai Rannenberg (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

UM FERI Coordinator

  • doc. dr. Marko Hölbl


CyberSec4Europe is a research-based project consortium with 45 partners covering 21 EU Member States and Associated Countries. In scope of the project, pilots will test and demonstrate potential governance structures for the network of competence centres using the best practices examples from the expertise and experience of the partners, including concepts like CERN and the US NIST.

CyberSec4Europe will support addressing key EU Directives and Regulations, such as PSD2, eIDAS, GDPR and ePrivacy, and help to implement the EU Cybersecurity Act including, but not limited to supporting the development of the certification framework in cooperation with ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security). The 26 ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation) members in the CyberSec4Europe consortium are active participants in all 6 ECSO Working Groups, including chairing many subgroups in cybersecurity certification, vertical sectors, and international cooperation, as well as having representatives on the ECSO Board of Directors and the Cybersecurity Public-Private Partnership Board. CyberSec4Europe partners address 14 key cybersecurity domain areas, 11 technology/applications elements and 9 crucial vertical sectors, which all appear within the ECSO structure as well.

With over 100 cybersecurity projects, CyberSec4Europe partners have been addressing a comprehensive set of issues across the cybersecurity domain. The project demonstrators will address cybersecurity challenges within the vertical sectors of digital infrastructure, finance, government and public safety, health and medicine and transportation. In addition to the demonstration of the governance structure and the operation of the network, CyberSec4Europe will develop a roadmap and recommendations for the implementation of the Network of Competence Centres using the practical experience gained in the project.