The AEGIS project held its kick off meeting at Rutgers University in New Jersey on 16-17th June, 2017, which was hosted by Rebecca Wright, DIMACS professor from Rutgers University. The whole consortium of AEGIS attended this kick off meeting.
At its core, the kick-off meeting aims to discuss the shared vision of AEGIS and brainstorm how to effectively and substantially achieve its missions through implementing all the Working Plans during the first reporting period of the project. Expected results and next tasks were also within agenda.
During the meeting, representatives from WIT, CNR and HPE respectively gave intoductions to Cybersecurity Refelction Group EU-US, Mapping the Landscape of Cybersecurity EU-US and Opportunities for EU-US cooperation in Cybersecurity and Privacy R&I.
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The AEGIS project answers the H2020 dedicated call in relation to strengthening of dialogues between Europe and the United States, in order to facilitate exchange of views, policies and best practices to stimulate cooperation around cybersecurity and privacy Research & Innovation (R&I), and contribute in shaping the future global cybersecurity and privacy landscape.
At its core, the project is setting up an EU-US Cybersecurity Reflection Group composed of two dedicated working groups: 1. Cybersecurity Research and Innovation; and 2. Cybersecurity Policy topics, which will collectively give attention to international technical trends, and policy and legislation challenges in cybersecurity and privacy. The reflection group (expected to be minimum around 15 persons per Working Group) will facilitate the effective collaboration of a wide range of interested parties including policy makers, researchers, technology experts, business leaders, cyber policies experts and influencers and civil society.
The AEGIS project builds upon earlier work carried out at the TSSG in relation to the building of international cooperation with the United States and other countries, including the FP7 INCO-Trust project (2008 – 2010), FP7 BIC – Building International Cooperation for Trustworthy ICT (2011 – 2013), which created an EU based cooperation platform for researchers in the areas related to Trustworthy ICT in EU and Brazil, India, South Africa, USA, and many other countries, and the currently running H2020 DISCOVERY project (2016-2017), which is looking at the broader aspects of EU-US cooperation in all areas related to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). AEGIS will complement these projects very well with a specific focus on the enhancement of transatlantic dialogues in relation to the technical and policy aspects in areas related to the important topics of cybersecurity and privacy.