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Findings from the SANS 2019 SOC Survey

The annual SOC survey was published by SANS with the purpose of capturing common and best practices, providing defendable metrics that can be used to justify SOC resources to management and highlighting key areas on which SOC managers can focus to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations. This article offers an overview of the survey findings as reported by Christopher Crowley, senior SANS instructor, and John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Technologies.

If you want to know about the key findings from the survey, read the whole article HERE!


The Cyberbit Cyber Range Buyers' Guide

What are the key tasks of a robust training platform and what are its ideal technical requirements?

CYBERBIT, a global provider of cyber range training and simulation platforms, recently published the Cyber Range Buyers Guide with some interesting insights on this topic.

Learn more about cyber range training platforms and how Cyberwiser.eu will contribute in this domain. Read the full article!


Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group - EC Launches Call

The European Commission has launched a call - open to academic institutions, consumer organisations, conformity assessment bodies, standard developing organisations, companies, trade associations and other membership organisations - to select the members of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group.

More info available HERE!


4th Cybertech Europe conference this September in Rome

Do not miss the opportunity to attend this year's Cybertech Europe conference, gathering information security experts from over 40 countries.

click HERE for more info!

CYBERWISER.eu free webinar

 

REGISTER NOW - FREE WEBINAR 14TH FEBRUARY | 14:00 CEST

This 45 minutes webinar will zoom in on the importance of advanced cyber security skills for effective and rapid response in a fast-evolving and complex cyber risk landscape.

The webinar will present the planned work of CYBERWISER.eu, which aims to be the EU’s reference for an authoritative, independent cybersecurity platform for professional training.

 

AGENDA

  • 14:00 - 14:10Antonio Alvarez Romero (ATOS and CYBERWISER.eu project coordinator):

Introduction to CYBERWISER.eu project, the planned simulated environment to create cyber attacks scenarios where students, IT professionals and SMEs can develop their skills and continuously evaluate their performance.

 

  • 14:10 - 14:20Matteo Merialdo (RHEA GROUP):

Innovative aspects in cyber range solutions for cyber simulation and training that CYBERWISER.eu will adopt in its lifetime.

 

  • 14:20 - 14:30Liliana Ribeiro (EDP):

CYBERWISER.eu on Critical Energy Infrastructures. Critical Energy Infrastructures are a vital component of modern societies and their resilience against cyber-attacks is a major concern.

A Cyber Range is a fundamental capability for companies to simulate cyber-attacks, improve cyber security incident response and raise overall awareness to the topic among employees. Due to their nature, critical energy infrastructures have to account for legacy systems and geographically distributed locations, making it especially challenging to provide adequate cyber security training to all employees.

CYBERWISER is an opportunity to overcome existing limitations by offering more dynamic approaches and improving Cyber Range training offers.

 

  • 14:30 - 14:40 -  Q&A Session

 

REGISTRATION

The webinar is free of charge and will be held online. To register please click on the link below.

REGISTER NOW - FREE WEBINAR 14TH FEBRUARY | 14:00 CEST

 

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CYBERWISER.eu has renewed its mission to support cybersecurity innovation in Europe with a new focus on cyber range and capacity building. Our commitment to privacy and data management is the same, but please feel free to check our privacy policy here. Should you no longer want to hear from us, please unsubscribe from the link provided below.

We look forward to keeping in touch with you - stay tuned for opportunities of collaboration in the field of cybersecurity.

The CYBERWISER.eu Team

 

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WISER supports the #CyberSecMonth! Don't miss the opportunity to become Cyber Secure

 

WISER supports the #CyberSecMonth!
Don't miss the opportunity to become Cyber Secure

October 2017 is European Cyber Security Month and this year marks the 5th year anniversary of the European Cyber Security Month campaign. "Cyber security is a shared responsibility – Stop. Think. Connect." its' the motto of the campaign.

WISER supports the European Cyber Security Month with a series of events and workshops across Europe with the aim of helping businesses to improve their cyber security culture, offering innovative and affordable tools and services to breaking down barriers to effective cyber risk management.

 


WISER Workshops

Cybersecurity in practice - Navacchio (Pisa), Italy 12/10/2017

Cybersecurity in practice - Navacchio (Pisa), Italy 12-10-2017 The workshop will provide a hands-on, dedicated session for small-& medium-sized businesses (SMEs) on how to build resilience in cyber space. Experts will show you, through user-friendly tools and services designed and developed by Europe’s leading cybersecurity researchers, how to tackle cybersecurity in practical terms. The workshop will have you walking away with practical insights and know-how on managing your cyber risks in the future:

- Develop your organisation’s cyber security assessment report during the hands-on session

- Learn about how to monitor in real-time your cyber risks

- Grab the opportunity to become a member of the EU cyberwatching.eu SME end-user Club & be part of European Innovation in cyber security

- Gain a whole new understanding of why cyber security should become your top business priority & how it can be affordable for European SMEs.

The workshop will be held in Italian language.

Read more & Register here

 

Cybersecurity in practice - Cluj Napoca, Romania 18/10/2017

Cybersecurity in practice - Cluj Napoca, Romania 18-10-2017

Audiences will learn about how WISER is making cyber security accessible and affordable, especially for SMEs by breaking down barriers to effective cyber risk management thanks to free and easy to use tools to regularly profile their cyber risks and carry out vulnerability tests to stop attacks before they happen.

An interactive and practical demo session showcasing CyberWISER Light will give the audience the possibility to get a free of charge self assessment report for their organization with key insights on their cyber risks.

The workshop also features a sneak preview of CyberWISER Essential & Plus, which are upgrade services with real-time monitoring and advanced assessment of cyber risk through specific sensors deployed on the target infrastructure.

Read more & Register here


WISER Events

WISER at FERMA Risk Management Forum 2017 - Montecarlo 16-18/10/2017

WISER at FERMA Risk Management Forum 2017 - Montecarlo 16-18/10/2017“A world where risk management is embedded in the business model and culture of organizations” is the FERMA 2017 motto.
WISER is proud to announce its participation at this important event and will play an active role during the three days with:

- Panel discussion on "The evolving cyber threat landscape" foussed on how to approach cyber as an enterprise risk & achieve cyber resilience

- Dedicated WISER pop-up kiosk showcasing excellence in research results with dynamic demos and focused pitches with potential customers to help them find the right service packages for their company, with practical solutions in the complex cyberspace.


Read more & Register here


St. Valentine’s name comes from ‘Valentinus’, which is taken from the Latin word for ‘worthy, strong or powerful’.

This is exactly how digital businesses should be in their approach to cyber security. And remember - cyber criminals are adept at targeting holidays and current events as bait for attacks.

St Valentine’s Day is no exception. Messages targeting this special day are expected to quadruple globally.

Here are 4 essential steps for mitigating your exposure to cyber risks:

  1. Pay special attention to emails: never open emails, attachments or click links from unknown sources. Never provide confidential financial information via email.
  2. Beware of online requests on social media: make connections only with people you know or through trusted sources as sites like Facebook and LinkedIn are regularly compromised through rogue communications.
  3. Avoid phishing scams: most phishing emails will take you to web pages requesting financial or personal information. NEVER provide any such information.
  4. Adopt a much more focused approach to cyber risk management: all businesses are at risk, whether they are a Fortune 500 company, a family-run business or a utility company. Smart cyber risk management starts with a self-assessment of vulnerabilities in the IT system underpinning your digital business.
    Use CyberWISER Light to identify these risks from a FREE downloadable report and start taking steps to mitigate them. This online tool is designed for any digital business - you don’t need to be IT-savvy to use it.

One more essential step towatds better informed cyber security strategies

CyberWISER Socio Economic Impact Tool

While more and more businesses understand they need better protection against cyber risks, many are not sure about how to get started and how much they should be investing.

The new CyberWISER tool – SEIT helps small digital businesses and IT teams in public administration assess the impact of a cyber attack on their organisation.

This online tool, currently released in BETA, is specially designed to help small organisations increase their awareness of the effects of cyber attacks without needing IT experts or spending a single euro.
Start using this FREE online tool today to understand the economic and non-economic impacts of cyber security breaches on your organisation.

 

Try now CyberWISER SEIT and download your FREE personalised report

Cyber security challenges: what to expect in 2017.
Security experts predict that the number of ransomware attacks will continue to increase in 2017.
Apparently innocuous smart devices will play a role in massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Business Email Compromise (BEC) are both cost-effective and relatively simple forms of corporate extortion, making them more and more attractive to cybercriminals.

But beware as these and other attacks will be subject to more stringent data review processes for enterprises as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms closer.

In 2017, businesses will require a mind shift to create a “culture of security” to guard themselves against attacks, moving away from the perception that cyber security is “just an IT issue” to an organisation-wide issue, where business operations, finance and audit/governance all play a crucial role in the protection of company and customer information.


Looking back at 2016: Cyber Security trends in review

Looking back at 2016: Cyber Security trends in review 2016 saw cyber security move from being an important issue to becoming a critical one. Tesco Bank, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Verizon were just some of the high-profile security breaches this year, with the far-reaching impact of the Yahoo breach also grabbing the headlines in 2016.

Let's have a look back at the cyber security trends of the past twelve months.

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NCSA's five digital To Dos for 2017

NCSA's Five Digital To Dos for 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, the National Security Alliance has come up with 5 simple steps every citizen should take in the new year to make their connected lives more secure.

See in the New Year by getting your online life into better shape by following these tried and tested tips.

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With data breaches hitting the headlines everyday, there's never been a better time to maximize cyber security awareness and translate it into pragmatic results.

And WISER played its part in contributing to the goals of the European Cyber Security Month last month: raising awareness to create a risk-management culture across EU businesses and public sector organisations.

Here's a snapshot of our contributions.


WISER Initiatives

WISER at DSS ITSEC 2016

Watch the full WISER presentation at DSS ITSEC 2016

Watch the WISER presentation at DSS ITSEC 2016: learn how WISER is making cyber security accessible and affordable for SMEs and small IT teams so it becomes part of the business process with regular cyber risk profiling and vulnerability testing, essential steps towards a better security posture.

Learn about the full suite of WISER services that will be on the market in 2017 and access our essential guides on new EU regulations and our analysis of national cyber security strategies.

Watch the full video

 


4th International Workshop on Risk Assessment and Risk-driven Quality Assurance (RISK)

WISER at the "4th International Workshop on Risk Assessment and Risk-driven Quality Assurance"On 18 October 2016, Gencer Erdogan (SINTEF) presented WISER at the "4th International Workshop on Risk Assessment and Risk-driven Quality Assurance", where industry participants gave valuable feedback on the value of WISER services.

Features such as real-time assessment and the use of actual indicators captured from the infrastructure of the target system were among the points highlighted.
Participants also expressed interest in the economic and social impact assessments as useful per se but also as a tool used in companies as an integral part of the cyber risk assessment, helping prioritise mitigation actions.

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WISER interview with Roberto Baldoni, director of Italian Cyber Security National Laboratory

WISER interview with Roberto Baldoni, director of Italian Cyber Security National Laboratory Roberto Baldoni explains why cyber security has to be a top priority for European organizations and SMEs in particular, highlighting several new EU initiatives supporting awareness raising on cyber security.

An overview of the Italian National Cyber Security Strategy is also given with focus on next priorities and international collaborations.

The video was shot during the Internet Festival 2016 in Pisa, Italy.

Watch the full video


WISER takeaways from Internet Festival 2016 - Pisa

WISER takeaways from Internet Festival 2016 - Pisa "SMEs need to share knowledge, intelligence and technical solution to mitigate the fast evolving cyber threats." This is one of the main takeaways of Federico Santi (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) of the "Security and privacy in the age of the Internet of Things" session held at the Internet Festival 2016 in Pisa.

The panel discussion was focused on the cyber security and privacy challenges that IoT & connected devices can bring to society. With more and more connected devices around the world cyber security is a collective challenge that society needs to address.

Watch the full video

 


 

EU Cyber Security MonthWISER at DSS ITSEC 2016: the Baltic's largest annual security conference & exhibition
 

For the fourth consecutive year, the European Union (EU) declared October to be European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). October is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), aimed at increasing awareness and capacity building across member states so European organisations are better prepared against cyberattacks.
As the European Innovation Action putting cyber risk management at the heart of every organisation, large and small, WISER is showcasing its services and tools at DSS ITSEC 2016 on 27 October in Riga, Latvia.

This event has been chosen by WISER as a multi-stakeholder gather of organisations from the public and private sector to showcase its current tools and insights and promote new services available in early 2017

WISER will be presenting its suite of services to help businesses improve their cyber risk posture, starting from an effective cyber risk management action agenda.

Tackling today's cyber security challenges - WISER Services & Solutions – 14:00/14:30, Venue 9
Antonio Alvarez Romero (ATOS) is giving an high level overview of WISER, higlighting its innovative vision, objectives and concrete outputs.
Audiences will learn about how WISER is making cyber security accessible and affordable, especially for SMEs by breaking down barriers to effective cyber risk management. ICT-intensive SMEs can easily access tools to regularly profile their cyber risks and carry out vulnerability tests to stop attacks before they happen.

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment - 'All Done' with WISER – 14:30/15:00, Venue 9
A practical Demo session showcasing CyberWISER Light, the online tool designed to help small organisations assess their cyber risk exposure and vulnerabilities. The demo also features a sneak preview of CyberWISER Essential, an upgrade service with real-time monitoring and advanced assessment of cyber risk through specific sensors deployed on the target infrastructure.

See DSS ITSEC 2016 full agenda

Watch the event in live streaming | DSS ITSEC Youtube Channel

Follow the event on Twitter: #DSSITSEC2016

 

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WISER Insights

EU National Strategies watch

WISER National EU cyber Security Strategies watch

 

Just how prepared are European member states when it comes to responding to cyber incidents and providing a conducive legal framework for cyber space?
Find out in our online, interactive cartography. By clicking on each country, you can learn about national cyber security strategies, the current state of play, action plans and public-private partnerships aiming at strengthening EU industry in the area of cyber security. Read our latest update on the Czech Republic based on an interview with the National Cyber Security Centre.

 

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CyberWISER Light promotional video

 

CyberWISER Light, the free & easy self-assessment tool helping SMEs to tackle Cyber Threats!

 

CyberWISER Light, the free & easy self-assessment tool helping SMEs to tackle Cyber Threats


This free and easy-to-use tool, helps SMEs and organisations of all sizes getting a first, high-level view of their cyber risk exposure free of charge and with minimum investment in time and human resources. Make cyber risk assessment a top priority for your business today with CyberWISER Light!


Watch the full video

 


Have you already used CyberWISER Light?

Give us your feedbakc & help us improve our servicesMany companies have already used CyberWISER Light, the free & easy self-assessment tool for analysing the cyber risks of their business!  You can still use the tool!
Evaluate your cyber security status now with CyberWISER Light, for FREE! 

If you have already tried CyberWISERLight, let us know what you think about it! 
Your opinion is very important for us to improve the quality of our services.

 

EU Cyber Security MonthIt's almost #CyberSecMonth!
Don't miss the opportunity to become Cyber Secure


ECSM is the EU's annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October with the aim of raising awareness and promote cyber security among citizens and organisations. 

On the 30th September will take place the kick-off event of the European Cyber Security Month 2016, where relevant themes will be addressed for opening the month. 

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WISER News & Events

WISER at DSS ITSEC 2016: the Baltic's largest annual security conference & exhibition 

WISER at DSS ITSEC 2016: the Baltic's largest annual security conference & exhibition
DSS ITSEC, 27 October 2016 in Riga, is the Baltic’s largest, annual security vendor independent conference and exhibition. The conference is widely recognised for its rich content and international outreach, and was voted top 3 during the European Cyber Security Month 2015.

WISER will be presenting its suite of services to help businesses improve their cyber risk posture, chairing two sessions:

- An high level overview of WISER, its innovative vision, objectives and concrete outputs will be held by Antonio Alvarez Romero as WISER project coordinator
- A practical Demo showcasing CyberWISER Light as well as CyberWISER Essential, an upgrade service featuring real-time monitoring and advanced assessment of cyber risk will be held by Ales Cernicev.

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WISER essential guide to the NIS directive

WISER essential guide to the NIS directive

 In this essential guide, we look at the NIS Directive as the first EU wide rules for cyber security, with a focus on the practical steps that Member States should address to implement the directive into their national laws.
The guide represents a clear statement on the three major requirements for each Member State:

- Improving cyber security capabilities at national level.
- Increasing EU-level co-operation.
- Making obligatory risk management and incident reporting for operators of essential services and digital service providers.

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CyberWISER Light promotional video

CyberWISER Light, the free & easy self-assessment tool helping SMEs to tackle Cyber Threats!

CyberWISER Light, the free & easy self-assessment tool helping SMEs to tackle Cyber Threats
This free and easy-to-use tool, helps SMEs and organisations of all sizes getting a first, high-level view of their cyber risk exposure free of charge and with minimum investment in time and human resources. Make cyber risk assessment a top priority for your business today with CyberWISER Light!


Watch the full video

 


Have you already used CyberWISER Light?

Give us your feedbakc & help us improve our servicesMany companies have already used CyberWISER Light, the free & easy self-assessment tool for analysing the cyber risks of their business!  You can still use the tool!
Evaluate your cyber security status now with CyberWISER Light, for FREE! 

If you have already tried CyberWISERLight, let us know what you think about it! 
Your opinion is very important for us to improve the quality of our services.

Cyber crime poses a real and growing threat for small firms and should not be ignored.
However, many businesses find it hard to take proper measures due to a lack of time, money and information security skills.

Not any more. CyberWISER Light allows SMEs to not only improve their cyber risk management but also to detect vulnerabilities in their IT system - on a regular basis and for free.

What you get from using the service: a company-specific cyber risk assessment so your strategy is tailored around those business assets you need to protect.
Opting to conduct the vulnerability test means you get fresh data on your risk exposure and can focus on the vulnerabilities that pose the greatest threat to your business.

Evaluate your cyber security posture now, for free with CyberWISER Light!

Read the full CyberWISER Press Release: English | Italian | Spanish | Slovenian | French


Have you already used CyberWISER Light?

Your opinion is very important to us. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve the quality of our services.

Let us know what you think and help us to improve!

 


Helping EU firms get smart about cyber security

WISER works with "Early Assessment Pilots" (EAPs) as Associate Partners and Full Scale Pilots from different industries & Countries to field-test cutting edge services for cyber security WISER will be rolling out.

WISER 2nd EAPs Workshop: Interview with WinMedical

Emanuele Angione, Co-founder of WinMedical S.r.l., speaks about the importance of effectively facing cyber risks for SMEs & organisations across Europe, and how WISER can help businesses to tackle cyber risks.

“For small companies like WinMedical this is an important opportunity to assess our cyber risks and take adequate steps to minimise the potential impact on our company” - Emanuele Angione, WinMedical s.r.l

Watch the full video

 

WISER 2nd EAPs Workshop: Interview with EMBL-EBI

Jonathan Barker, Systems Administrator at EMBL-EBI, speaks about the changing security landscape within the scientific data community, and how WISER can help tackilng these changes.

"The key problem for an IT professional is to communicate risks to management. WISER will provide a tool which will help to identify risks and to present solutions which will help all levels of organization understand what the risks are and how to mitigate them." - Jonathan Barker, EMBL-EBI
Watch the full video


WISER Events

Trust in the Digital World conference, 15-16 June 2016, Netherlands

Fernando Carmona from ATOS will be sharing insights on R&I initiatives on cyber security in the session on Transformative IT through Agile Cloud Solutions. WISER and its first service, CyberWISER Light , will be promoted through discussions and the distribution of our latest flier.

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The Security Culture Conference, 14-16 June 2016, Oslo

WISER is one of the event partners promoting its new service CyberWISER Light for businesses to assess their cyber risks and take actions to mitigate them for free, anytime, anywhere.

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