In early 2018, the World Economic Forum in Davos announced the most serious global risks. The four risks listed were extreme weather events, natural disasters, environmental degradation, and cyber-attacks. These attacks cause the most anxiety for entrepreneurs in developed countries. The anxiety surrounding cyber-security is based on people’s reliance on digital technology. By 2020, experts expect humans to be using 20 billion connected devices, which will doubtlessly create more opportunities for cyber-attacks.
- Enhanced protection against novel advanced threats
- Advanced technologies and services to manage complex cyber-attacks and to reduce the impact of breaches
- The technological and operational enablers of co-operation in response and recovery will contribute to the development of the CSIRT Network across the EU, which is one of the key targets of the NIS Directive
- Robust, transversal and scalable ICT infrastructures resilient to cyber-attacks that can underpin relevant domain-specific ICT systems (e.g., for energy) providing them with sustainable cybersecurity, digital privacy and accountability