Castilla y León, which is a regional partner to the Interreg Europe CYBER, participated at the 12th edition of the ENISE conference, themed ‘Cyber Security: A pillar for digital transformation’ on 23-24 October, where it organised stakeholders meeting as a side event, gathering more than 30 participants.
ENISE is a major annual conference on information security taking place in Castilla y León region. For the 12 ENISE, the Spain National Cyber Security Center – INCIBE, the main organizer of the event, gathered top experts, investors and stakeholders in cyber security. The event provided a forum for discussion on emerging technologies, strategies and policies, as well as strategic partnerships.
The main objective of the stakeholder’s meeting was to officially establish the regional cyber security working group as established within the Interreg CYBER project framework. Local cyber security stakeholders (LOCKS) worked together on the ‘Coordination between relevant actors’. The lack of coordination between relevant actors in the regional ecosystem had been identified as one of the main barriers to the development of the cyber security market. The discussion among LOCKS was used to conduct the regional analysis on identifying its internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external opportunities and threats.
The Regional Government of Junta de Castilla y León expects to launch the Regional Cyber Security Innovation Hub in cyber security and advanced technologies. The Regional Government of Junta de Castilla y León will sign a collaboration agreement with the Spanish National Institute of Cyber Security (INCIBE), Innovative Business Association of Cyber security and Advanced Technologies (AEI Ciberseguridad) and ICE (Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León), which aims to launch a "one-stop shop" to bring together cyber security technologies, services and advanced technologies closer to companies, and SMEs in particular, which do not have specialized training and are at risk of being attacked.
The Regional Government of Castilla y León has also participated in drafting a strategy of leadership in cyber security by the Institute of Business Competitiveness (ICE). The Castilla y León has incorporated the ‘2014-2020 Smart Specialization - Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation (RIS3) in its flagship initiative specialising in cyber security. This was also supported by the Regional Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Self Employment Strategy (2016-2020) which governs the actions of ICE in innovation.
In addition to the Interreg Europe CYBER project, ICE also participates as a partner to the Pilot Action “Cyber Valleys” to promote the implementation of innovative inter-regional thematic solutions.