Cybersecurity for microenterprises and SMEs: adapting concrete training solutions to their needs

Officially launched at the very end of 2020, Cyber-MSME is an international project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The project gathers six Partners from five different countries (Belgium, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Spain) that throughout the following two years will work together to develop, test, consolidate and establish training solutions and operative guidelines to support EU SMEs with their strategic priorities in the domain of digital readiness and cyber-efficacy.

Out of the four major outputs discussed during the proposal, one has already been achieved: the Cyber-MSME OER (Open Education Resource) Platform.

The platform guarantees the online visibility of the project and, most importantly, the showcase of all major milestones achieved by the strategic partners in the 24 months of project implementation.

Each section of the platform stands as the digital repository of data and resources available for users; published in multilanguage version and freely accessible (i.e., no sort of log-in credentials will ever be required).

Particularly relevant are the MAPPING and TRAINING sections: a formal e-archive of the transnational analysis conducted upon the status of cyber resilience among European SMEs and the training tools elaborated consistently with the results emerging from the previous.

The NEWS section will be updated with the project’s progress and other relevant information coming from the EU cyber-ecosystem on an as-needed basis; both public and private stakeholders operating in the mentioned domain can easily remain updated with Cyber-MSME’s development by joining the ASSOCIATES of the project, enlarging its “community of practicing” and contributing proactively to its dissemination and international visibility.

In the Project, IHF asbl brings its expertise and experience as a key social player in international and European projects. In particular, IHF asbl ensures the “European Dimension” of the Project as it carries out all the technical tasks from a “European Perspective”, i.e. carrying out analysis of relevant EU policies and initiatives; extrapolating EU relevant case studies, lessons learned and best practices.

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