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ENISA’s fifth Industry Event allowed a fruitful discussion with the NIS industry community

ENISA’s fifth Industry Event engaged EU based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), mid-cap companies and start-ups, and focused on business opportunities in cybersecurity and EU financial mechanisms.

Published on October 04, 2017

The event that took place on the 3rd of October is the fifth since its inception in 2015. The scope was stimulating the development of the EU network and information security (NIS) industry.

ENISA’s Head of Core Operations, Dr Steve Purser explained: “The objective of this second 2017 event is to inform SMEs about trends in the policy environment and to discuss how to develop business cases that leverage these trends”.

Attended by industry experts and following up on the Industry Event that took place in March 2017, it aimed at building an effective industry cybersecurity community by actively involving SMEs, Mid-Caps companies and start-ups as well as public and private security partners in the EU representing the NIS industry.

The event aimed to:

  • follow up on EU funding mechanisms and present previous ENISA work on the economics of cybersecurity, and secondly,
  • introduce a pragmatic discussion on business opportunities of current and future EU regulation and policy framework related to cyber security (like GDPR, SME programs, among others)

During the event, the speakers shared best practices and engaged in an open discussion with the audience in order to define a common position. Venture capital, accelerator programs (both public and private), as well as approaches on how to stimulate the cybersecurity market were amongst the main topics that were tackled. 

In addition, ENISA representatives presented the SME community with the Agency’s recent studies on the NIS market in the EU and put an emphasis on possible business opportunities.

ENISA will continue in its efforts to deliver high-quality information and support to the stakeholders.



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