Posted 20 January 2023 in News, Security.

Following on from RHEA Group’s central role in the European ECHO cybersecurity project, the company is delighted to be contributing its expertise in collaborative cybersecurity ventures to the recently awarded European Cybersecurity Community (ECCO) project. The 2-year ECCO project, led by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and funded by the European Commission, will support community and capacity building in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial policy at European Union (EU) level.
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RHEA Group is one of 13 cybersecurity stakeholders from the public and private sectors contributing to the ECCO project, which has been established to support activities to develop, promote, coordinate and organize the work of the Cybersecurity Competence Community. In doing so, RHEA will capitalize on its experience as a leading stakeholder for the ECHO project (the European Network of Cybersecurity Centres and Competence Hub for Innovation and Operations).

The ECCO project is being led by ECSO, a not-for-profit membership organization. The project falls within the framework of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) and its network of National Coordination Centres (NCCs). The ECCC was established under an EU regulation published in June 2021. The aim of the ECCC is to increase Europe’s cybersecurity capacities and competitiveness, working together with the NCCs to build a strong cybersecurity community.

Announcing the news, ECSO highlighted that the project will strengthen Europe’s industrial leadership in cybersecurity and increase its global competitiveness, in addition to supporting the resilience and reliability of networks and information systems.

Matteo Merialdo, Director, Engineering – Security Services, RHEA Group, said: “We are delighted to be contributing to the ECCO project, working with the other stakeholders identified by ECSO. The ECHO project that we have helped to drive for the last 4 years has shown just how powerful and important such collaborative efforts can be within the cybersecurity domain, and we look forward to equally successful outputs from ECCO.”

RHEA activities related to ECCO will be supported by RHEA’s new European Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, whose unique pool of expertise will provide key support to the European cybersecurity ecosystem.

Find out more

Read about the activities of ECSO and its role in The Evolution of Cybersecurity Services in an extract from RHEA’s OpenSpace 31 magazine.

Read about RHEA’s European Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence.