CYSPA (European Cyber Security Protection Alliance) has officially been launched as a European collaborative project following a sequence of national events in the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and last week in France. In recent years, it is has become obvious that, even at a European level, the cyberspace market has changed significantly. The CYSPA launch events were therefore organised to present the importance of protecting assets in a cyber-threat landscape from a European perspective.
CYSPA is the European Cyber Security Protection Alliance, initiated by 17 founding organizations.
The aim of the Alliance is to increase the capacity of industry to protect itself from cyber disruptions. The strategy is to bring together EU stakeholders working together to articulate, embody and deliver the concrete actions needed to reduce cyber disruption.
The key drivers of the Alliance are to deliver concrete results to its members and to contribute to Europe’s policy on cyber-security by providing expert input to the European Commission and the Member States. The methodology of the Alliance is deliver results through clearly identified action lines and to operate both at sectorial level in domains proposed by its members and at cross-domain level. The Alliance is open to all stakeholders impacted by cyber disruptions as well as solution providers and researchers.
The Alliance is supported through a structured governance that includes a Board, Steering Committee, and selected Advisors; the different sectors are represented in working groups, while the action lines are implemented through task forces.
In France, the launch was headed by Thales in collaboration with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. The event was an opportunity to present the concept of cyber-insurance and highlight its role in bringing a new dimension to cyber-attacks.
CYSPA focuses on creating specific awareness campaigns, identifying the real impact of cyber-threats on individual organizations and delivering support services to their members. It promotes an open culture of participation whilst coordinating and collaborating with other European initiatives. This is with the aim to increase the level of awareness of cyber-risk, increase the availability of cybersecurity solutions and contribute to a cultural, environmental and legislative framework that promotes good cybersecurity. “The launch of CYSPA is a significant milestone for driving EU cybersecurity strategy and Thales’s participation in the project reinforces its dedication to providing efficient solutions to help reduce the risk of cyber-disruptions.” explains Thales.