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EU Cybersecurity Market: New Ad Hoc Working Group open for applications!

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity launches a call for expression of interest concerning an Ad Hoc Working Group on the EU Cybersecurity Market.

Published on April 08, 2021

The ENISA Ad Hoc Working Group (AHWG) on the EU cybersecurity market will support ENISA in analysing market trends and segments, with a focus on cybersecurity solutions to meet the market needs of the stakeholders.

While the focus will be on the EU cybersecurity market, the global cybersecurity market may also be considered, for example when addressing the EU dependency (on) or requirements to market actors outside the Digital Single Market.

Overall the work developed through this AHWG aims to “improve conditions for the functioning of the internal market” and “foster a robust European cybersecurity industry and market¨, as foreseen in Activity 7 of the ENISA Single Programming Document 2021-2023, in line with article 8.7 of the Cybersecurity Act to proactively assess market trends within Europe.

What is expected?

The EU Market AHWG will assist in order to:

  • Identify significant topics related to cybersecurity market analysis
  • Provide guidance on how to analyse these topics in order to achieve the goals of the study
  • Discuss and possibly draft opinions
  • Draft reports on specific topics
  • Deliver input and review documentation related to ENISA projects and outputs in the area of cybersecurity market analysis
  • Contribute to the validation of deliverables
  • Generally advise ENISA in carrying out its tasks in relation to the cybersecurity market

Outcomes of this AHWG may include:

  • identification of cybersecurity market needs of the stakeholders and potential recommendations to meet such needs;
  • the identification of a specific market segment to focus particular market support actions;
  • a gap analysis to identify a need for solutions in relation to EU cybersecurity requirements;
  • and a quantitative market analysis in a section of the Digital Single Market.                                                           

Timeline and activities planned

The estimated duration of the ad hoc working group is for three years.

The work of ENISA in the area of cybersecurity market is multiannual and concerns the entire Agency. In particular, the ENISA Research and Innovation team and the Knowledge and Information team will play a key role in relation to the Competence Centre and the mode of interaction with ENISA, and the work in the area of emerging challenges and foresight.

A broad range of cybersecurity market analysis methods as for example targeted deployment projects, support of innovative actions, role of cybersecurity research, the role of cyber-insurance, etc. will be covered at later stages.

As output produced within this ADWG will evolve, more concrete collaboration steps will be proposed in the coming years.

Terms of reference

Download the Terms of Reference from the dedicated page - Ad-Hoc Working Group on EU Cybersecurity Market


Individuals interested are invited to submit their application to ENISA via the dedicated application form.

The duly completed applications must be submitted by 12h00 EET (Athens time) on 3rd May 2021.

Cybersecurity Certification Market Analysis Report

Along with the Ad Hoc Working Group on EU Cybersecurity Market, ENISA publishes today the cybersecurity market report. This study covers preliminary work that has been done already on the topic of market analysis focusing on certification.

This study proposes a methodology to carry out market analyses on cybersecurity certification of ICT products, services and processes. Market analysis on cybersecurity certification aims to contribute to the EU cybersecurity certification framework and the planning activities of the European Commission, the European Cybersecurity Certification Group (ECCG) and the Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG) by identifying future areas for cybersecurity certification.

ENISA Report: Cybersecurity Certification Market Study


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