Background

The Cybersecurity Helix was amongst the second tranche of Helix communities launched by Crowdhelix in mid-2014, and is currently managed by the Crowdhelix Community Management team. We are, however, seeking expressions of interest from high-profile researchers in the field to take a leadership role for this Helix from 2021 onwards.

Scope

Closely linked with the activities of both the Security Helix and the Digital Helix, Crowdhelix’s Cybersecurity Helix provides an Open Innovation community for experts seeking international collaborators to carry out research and innovation in support of the following objectives:

  • Protecting and improving the resilience of critical infrastructures, supply chains and transport modes
  • Ensuring privacy and freedom and enhancing the societal legal and ethical understanding of all areas of cybersecurity, risk, and management
  • Enhancing the standardisation and the interoperability of secure digital systems, including for emergency purposes

Horizon Europe

Mission-oriented actions under the EU’s Horizon Europe programme will also integrate the demands of different end-users (citizens, businesses, civil society organisations and administrations, including national and international authorities, civil protection, law enforcement, border guards, etc.) in cybersecurity technologies, to take into account the evolution of security threats and privacy protection, and the necessary societal aspects. Crowdhelix intends to support this by helping to widen participation in cybersecurity research & innovation actions to communities beyond direct stakeholders, which will help lead to more citizen-centric and co-developed outcomes, along with increased societal uptake.

Organisations

  • University of Cyprus
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • L-Università ta' Malta
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • IBM
  • Digital Catapult
  • Crowdhelix

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