On February 13-14, the project partners of the SMESEC consortium gathered for the second project management board meeting. Reviewed were the work on requirements and architecture for the SMESEC framework. First projects from the use case partners were presented and the problems of SMEs were discussed based on these use cases.
It has been clearly shown that dealing with Cybersecurity is hard for SMEs. They feel uncomfortable with the fact that on one side SMEs are a frequently target for cyber attacks and that there is no absolute protection. And on the other side they feel overwhelmed by the large variety of threats and struggle to make the right decisions in regard to which mitigation strategies are suitable, cost-effective and practicable in the context of their own enterprise.
Based on the outcome of the last months, amendments to the framework were discussed in order to make the framework better suitable for SMEs.