Tuesday 25 January 2022, 03:00pm - 05:00pm
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EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council Webinar on Cybersecurity for SMEs
The European Commission is currently organizing with the U.S. Department of Commerce the first webinar of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council Working Group 9 - Promoting SME Access To and Use of Digital Tools.
The webinar will take place on 25 January 2022 from 15h – 17h (CET).
For more information and the full program, please visit : https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/events/eu-us-trade-and-technology-council-webinar-cybersecurity-smes
This webinar is the first of a series of trainings/listening sessions for European and U.S. SMEs on digital transformation, which takes place in the context of Trade and Technology Council between the European Union and the United States.
The first part of the webinar will consist of a training on how SMEs can recognize cybercriminals and online threats to their business, protect themselves from the risks of operating on the Internet, and make the products and services they sell cyber-secure. We plan to have an EU and U.S. trainer leading this first part of the webinar. In the second part, the floor will be open to SMEs to explain their main challenges with cybersecurity, share best practices and address recommendations directly to the chairs of the working group and the EU and U.S. policy-makers present at the meeting.
At the EU-U.S. Summit in June 2021, the European Union and the United States announced the Trade and Technology Council, a platform for cooperation to ensure that trade and technology policies can deliver for EU and U.S. citizens, and demonstrate to the world how democratic and market-oriented approaches to trade, technology, and innovation can improve lives and be a force for greater prosperity. One of the ten working groups of the Trade and Technology Council – Promoting SME Access To and Use of Digital Tools - is focused on ensuring access to digital tools and technologies for SMEs in both the European and the United States to spur their growth, innovation, and competitiveness.
- In the first part of the webinar, a training on how SMEs can recognize cybercriminals and online threats to their business, ; protect themselves from the risks of operating on the Internet; and make the products and services they sell cyber-secure . A trainer from the United States may also present.
- In the second part of the webinar, SMEs in the European Union and the United States will discuss their own experiences about cybersecurity challenges and the solutions they have found. SMEs will also have the chance to provide recommendations to the EU and U.S. chairs of the working group on which measures you would need to become more cyber resilient.
- Experiences of SMEs with cybersecurity
- Suggestions by SMEs for policy makers on how to improve cybersecurity uptake
- Conclusions (10 min) - TTC Working Group 9 chairs (Lucilla Sioli, Director DG CONNECT A, European Commission; Valentina Superti, Director DG GROW G, European Commission: David De Falco, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Europe and Eurasia, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce) wrap up the main lessons learned from the webinar and encourage SMEs to continue engaging in the TTC Working Group 9 discussion.
Please join Ulrich Seldeslachts from LSEC in the 2nd panel debating the challenges for SMEs with CyberSecurity and provide insights in opportunities;
Registration Online at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/RegistrationCybersecurityWebinar