The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics of the University of Maribor Participates in Large-scale European Projects on Cybersecurity
Employees from the Institute of Informatics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics of the University of Maribor participate as full partners in two European Commission projects on cybersecurity, which are implemented under the Horizons 2020 programme. The projects are held by the Data Management Technology Laboratory.
The first project – CyberSec4Europe: Organization and Management of a Network of Specialised Cybersecurity Centres (in Slovene: Vzpostavitev in upravljanje mreže kompetenčnih centrov kibernetske varnosti; the coordinator from Slovenia – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marko Hölbl) unites 43 partner institutions from 22 EU countries. The project was launched in February 2019. Its goal is to organise and manage the network of specialised cybersecurity centres and to introduce a common vector of research and innovation in the industry.
The second project – CONCORDIA: Competences in Cybersecurity for Research and Innovation (in Slovene: Kompetence na področju kibernetske varnosti za raziskave in inovacije; the coordinator from Slovenia – Prof. Dr. Tatjana Welzer) is a four-year interdisciplinary research and innovation project, the implementation of which started in January 2019. The project coordinator is the CODE Research Institute of the University of the Federal Armed Forces (Munich). The project unites 23 partner industrial organisations and 23 academic structures. The project aims to develop innovative, competitive solutions to protect Europe from cyberattacks, on the basis of which the European educational ecosystem of cybersecurity will be organised. The project budget is 16 million euros of European funds. Additional funds in the amount of 7 million euros will be provided by the national authorities and the industry.