The Basque Cybersecurity Centre (BCSC) has performed two internationally significant actions which place the Basque Country as a European reference point for cybersecurity and will strengthen the position of Basque industrial and research cybersecurity ecosystems beyond our borders, following the strategy designed by the Basque Government's Department for Economic Development and Infrastructures and the Grupo SPRI.
To this end,
the head of the BCSC, Javier Diéguez, has presented the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) with the strengths of the Basque ecosystem for
cybersecurity research. Likewise, Ana Ayerbe of Tecnalia, member of the
Permanent Committee of the BCSC, and member of the steering committee of the
European CyberSecurity Organization (ECSO), presented Brussels with the example
of the Basque Country as a model of cooperation between innovation and public
financing as Best Practice for the sector's SMEs.
presentations showcasing the Basque cybersecurity ecosystem took place almost
Diéguez presented the Cybersecurity research team at MIT with the innovative
profile of the ten most active agents in the Basque Science, Technology and
Innovation Network currently investigating into cybersecurity. These agents
are: Tecnalia, Vicomtech, Ikerlan, BCAM, DeustoTech, Mondragon Unibertsitatea,
UPV-EHU, Ceit, Tecnun and Innovalia.
agents are listed in the recently published Basque White Paper on
Cybersecurity. During his presentation, the head of the BCSC described some of
the most important projects relating to the transfer of cybersecurity
technology to other strategic sectors within our industry, as well as
highlighting various success stories concerning the creation of technological
Meanwhile, in Brussels, the European
CyberSecurity Organization (ECSO) has proposed the Basque Centre for
Cybersecurity and, in this case, the Basque Country as an exemplary region for
public-private cooperation for innovation. There was also a mention of our being an
example to follow of public funding and Best Practice for cybersecurity SMEs.
for Javier Diéguez who was in the USA at that moment, Ana Ayerbe of Tecnalia, member
of the Permanent Committee of the BCSC, and member of the steering committee of
the European CyberSecurity Organization (ECSO), presented the experience of the
Basque Centre as an example of the work of a European region. The session was
organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).