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SPRI Group introduces Basque cybersecurity ecosystem in Slovakia

The Basque Internationalisation Agency and the Basque Cybersecurity Centre, both belonging to SPRI Group, have made a presentation of the Basque cybersecurity ecosystem in Slovakia. The presentation was part of a virtual workshop held at the Basque office for the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Prague, with the support of the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO), which has been cooperating with Basque agencies for several years now.

Basque cybersecurity startup CounterCraft raises 5 million dollars for internationalisation

The Basque cybersecurity startup CounterCraft has raised 5 million dollars to finance the international expansion of its Cyber Deception Platform, ground-breaking cyber threat detection, intelligence and response technology. Part of the cybersecurity ecosystem promoted in the Basque Country by the Basque Cybersecurity Centre (BCSC), a member of the SPRI Group, CounterCraft has brought the first financing round to a close, with Adara Ventures, eCAPITAL and Red Eléctrica Group as leading investors as well as increased shares by previous investors Evolution Equity Partners, ORZA and Wayra, Telefónica's open innovation hub.

207 businesses have benefited from the 2019 edition of the industrial cybersecurity programme of grants

In May 2019 the Basque Government opened a new edition of the industrial cybersecurity programme of grants with the aid of the BCSC and Grupo SPRI. The aim was to help raise the level of protection in companies based in the Basque Country, and thereby help this improved level of cybersecurity to give these companies a competitive edge. The first edition of the programme in 2018, the first of its kind in the whole of Spain, was so successful, and was in such demand, that the initial 600,000¤ earmarked for the project was eventually raised to 1 million Euros, in order to cater for the massive number of applicants.

IT-SA, europe's largest cybersecurity fair to include basque representatives

Nowadays, it-sa is the largest cybersecurity fair in Europe, and probably one of the most important world-wide. The event, celebrated since 2009 in the German city of Nuremberg, gathers over 700 exhibitors from 27 countries, and a great number of visitors - the 2018 edition drew over 14,000. All aspects of cybersecurity are covered, including cloud-storage technology, data processing and internet security. The fair caters principally for cybersecurity professionals from public administration, and developers and suppliers of cybersecurity goods and services. This year, the fair will be held from the 8th to the 10th of October in the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre.

The BCSC takes part in the CSIT 9th Annual World Cyber Security Summit

On the 8th and 9th of May, the CSIT 9th Annual World Cyber Security Summit in Belfast. The singular feature of this summit is the fact that it unites the international research community, leaders of industry, creators of government policy and new companies and small and middle-size businesses from around the world under one roof.

The important role regions play in creating a safer society

At present we rely heavily on the technological know-how of places like the United States and Israel. In order to reduce this dependence and grow our own skills, the European authorities have recently been developing cooperation policies with suppliers, industry, centres for technological development and experts in the field.