Media Partnership - ''Q&A guide on promoting cybersecurity for SMEs in Europe''
There are 25 million SMEs in Europe, employing 100 million people. Half of the EU’s GDP comes from SMEs.
Unfortunately though, there is very strong evidence that SMEs experience high levels of cyber attacks.
Cyber-attacks are not about large companies only – SMEs are targets too….
EIT Digital, the Global Digital Foundation and Huawei is now producing a Q&A guide promoting cybersecurity for SMEs in Europe.
This guide will help improve awareness levels for staff working in SMEs about cybersecurity and how to mitigate risks from cyber-attacks.
Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor
Atidzhe Alivea-Veli, Member, European Parliament
Launch of the Q&A SME Cybersecurity Guide
Tony Jinyong, Huawei Chief Representative to the EU and Head, Public Affairs, Western Europe
Mattia Bellotti, Education lead at EIT Digital
Iva Tasheva, Co-founder & Cybersecurity lead, CYEN Member of the ENISA Enterprise Security Working Group
John Higgins, CBE Chair, Global Digital Foundation
Milda Kaklauskaite, Senior Policy Manager, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) responsible for SME policy, market developments and investments
09:40 – 10:00 Welcome Coffee & Registration
10:00 – 10:05 Introduction by Moderator
10:05 - 10:10 Opening remarks by MEP Atidzhe Alivea-Veli
10:10 – 10:15 Launch of the Q&A SME Cybersecurity Guide
10:15 – 10:55 Panel discussion on the challenges of promoting cybersecurity for SMEs
10:55 – 11:00 Concluding remarks
11:00 – 11:30 Networking over tea & coffee
MEP Atidzhe Alieva-Veli: Cybersecurity is a must for a successful digital transition [Promoted content]
The World Economic Forum has stated in its annual report that was published earlier this year that cybersecurity is one of the top ten risks for businesses globally. And evidently, this is very important from the viewpoint of small and medium sized companies. This is because we should re-call that SMEs contribute to half of European GDP at present.