Research and Innovation for Cyber Defence and for Combating Cyber Crime

A Joint European Commission-EDA Workshop, sponsored by EDA and DG Enterprise and Industry.

Information security is of paramount importance, given the ubiquitous relevance of digital systems in daily life. The frequency and scale of attacks on them challenge core values of our society, such as free flow of information and ideas. Innovation and R&D are necessary to make these systems more robust and to detect and protect against those acts that are of criminal nature. The vast complexity and strategic importance of information security for Public Security as well as Security and Defence, compels us to make best use of synergies in security and defence related research, by coordinating efforts and programmes. Hence, this workshop on Cyber Defence and Cyber Crime R&D will be organised under the European Framework Cooperation (EFC) of the European Commission, the European Space Agency and the European Defence Agency.

In this context, representatives of Member States and EU institutions, research institutes and industry are invited to this workshop.

Objective of the workshop

The workshop will help shaping the orientation and content of future R&D efforts for the coming years in the areas of cyber defense and cyber crime.

Topics of the workshop include:

  • Cyber Defense for utility networks/critical infrastructures (including space systems) supporting governmental activities (loosely or not at all connected to telecommunication networks)
  • Advanced Detection Technologies (including monitoring and visualization techniques)
  • Enhanced network protection, protection of wireless systems
  • Digital Forensics
  • Identity theft
  • Controlled data sharing
  • Architectures, standardization
  • Cryptography


Fondation Universitaire Rue d'Egmont 11, Brussels Belgium

Who should attend?

The workshop intends to bring together coordinators and subject matter experts from governments, academia and industry.

The detailed agenda of the event is available here below:

Final Agenda CDCC Workshop 23 Oct Agenda detailed

Registrations to the event are currently closed, as the workshop has reached the maximum number of participants.

You can read more about the event at the European Commission website, here.