ENTOV-HVM Proposal for Horizon Europe Innovation Action SU-DS03-2019-2020 “Towards “Instant” Deep Diffusion of Actual and Real-Time Cyber Safety Solutions through the Complete Extended Supply Networks of “Late Majority” High Value Manufacturing SMEs & MEs” (Version 1 on 21 June 2020)

Dear all - this is the first version of our proposal for Horizon Europe Innovation Action SU-DS03-2019-2020 “Towards “Instant” Deep Diffusion of Actual and Real-Time Cyber Safety Solutions through the Complete Extended Supply Networks of “Late Majority” High Value Manufacturing SMEs & MEs” (Version 1 on 21 June 2020). The PPT version of the proposal can be downloaded at https://innovation-web.eu/entov-hvm-h2020-ia-su-ds03-2019-2020-cyber-safety-ecosystem-proposal-20200621. The focus of the proposal is "Digital Security and Privacy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro Enterprises (MEs)”. If you are interested in joining please let me know. Submission date is August 27th, 2020 and lead proposer will be Maynooth University in Ireland. Currently listed participants are only partially confirmed.

Proposal Challenge: "Most SMEs & MEs lack sufficient awareness and can only allocate limited resources - both technical and human - to counter cyber risks, hence they are an easier target (e.g. of ransomware attacks) compared to large organizations. Security professionals and experts working for SME s &MEs need to be in a constant learning process since cybersecurity is a significantly complex and fast-evolving field.  Taking into account the significant economic role of SMEs & MEs in the EU, tailored research to innovation should support cybersecurity for SMEs & MEs.“

Our Contribution: Our proposal will support enhanced Cyber Safety Effectiveness of “late majority” participants of the extended supply networks of SMEs, MEs and Cyber Safety Solution Providers by democratizing access to and triggering addictive use of tools and solutions of varied sophistication level, to enable them to rapidly benefit from innovative targeted solutions addressing their specific needs and available resources (currently reserved to larger organizations, due to their cost and availability of internal expertise). Furthermore the proposal will develop targeted, user-friendly and cost-effective solutions enabling the participants to: dynamically monitor, forecast and assess their security, privacy and personal data protection risks, become more aware of vulnerabilities, attacks and risks that influence their business, manage and forecast their security, privacy and personal data protection risks in an easy and affordable way, and build on-line collaboration between them, thus enabling them to report any incident and trigger suitable kill-chains.

Outcome – “Cyber Security Eco-System”. The outcome of the action will be a decentralized virtual “Cyber Security Eco-System” at Technology Readiness level (TRL) 7 ("TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment."). The eco-system will represent an autopoetic /  self-organizing intelligent network of deeply connected “late majority” participants across their extended supply networks. The network continuously renews and recreates itself. It has cognition, perception, and complex responses. Our Action will primarily consist of activities directly aiming at producing a new process aimed at accelerating the deep diffusion of Cyber Safety solutions in high value manufacturing SME and ME supply networks. It will include prototyping, testing, demonstrating and piloting of a relevant TRL 7 solution. The pilot aims to validate the technical and economic viability of the process in an operational (or near to operational) environment. The Action will include limited research and development activities.

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