Cybersecurity is one of the most challenging security problems of today, comprising not only technical but organizational and behavioral factors that make protecting information, transactions or business interests a complex task in cyber space.

New regulation like the network and information security (NIS) directive or the general data protection regulation (GDPR) tries to improve cybersecurity and to establish a common regulatory framework in the EU. While complying to new EU regulations is already a major project for large corporations, smaller institutions like local public administrations face even greater challenges regarding implementing adaptations and resulting changes to every day work. For example, smaller municipalities do not have the resources to invest in state-of-the-art cybersecurity while they maintain sensitive and personal data about their citizens.

CS-AWARE aims to be a simple and cost effective cybersecurity awareness solution that helps administrators to understand the cybersecurity situation within their systems. The solution relies heavily on cooperative cybersecurity, by utilizing information about problems that others have shared in order to detect and mitigate incidents within ones own systems.

CS-AWARE is a holistic cybersecurity awareness solution aimed at local public administrations, non-governmental organizations and small and medium enterprises to protect against and detect attacks as well as offering sound and realizable solutions by:

  • automatic incident detection and visualization
  • information exchange with national and EU level NIS authorities
  • system self-healing
  • multi-lingual semantic support

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Role in the project

Workpackage leader for deployment and evaluation