The European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) has chosen Javier Diéguez, The Director of the Basque Cybersecurity Centre (BCSC) as their representative in the European Regions Partnership Board for this organisation which is both state- and privately-run. The Board is the formal communication channel between the ECSO and the European Commission for debating the calendar of work related to cybersecurity projects. In this way, the Basque Country consolidates its position as a European reference-point in cybersecurity.
This positioning of the
Basque Country as an international reference point in the application of cybersecurity
technology in industry was in fact one of the driving forces behind the Basque
Government's setting up of the BCSC, within the framework of SPRI, the Basque
Agency for Business Development.
Since this January, the
Basque Centre for Cybersecurity is a fully-fledged member of ECSO, Europe's principal network of cybersecurity, made up of
public institutions, companies, research institutions, associations, regions
and different entities dedicated to cybersecurity.
The Partnership Board is the formal
communication channel between the ECSO and the European Commission for debating
the calendar of work related to cybersecurity projects, included in the
Horizonte 2020 initiative, to adopt subjects related to the general R+D+i programme and to follow
up state-run and private collaboration projects
This Committee has set up an open dialogue
between members of the ECSO in order to reach the goals agreed on in the
contractual agreement with the European Community.
The intense activity which the BCSC has
played a part in over the last six months, bringing added value to the working
groups on Investment, Education and Regions, has led the ECSO to consider the
Basque Country for a leadership role, taking up the position reserved for the
Regional representative on the