Projekt NCC-DE: Kapazitätsaufbau für das NKCS

5 Januar 2024

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hommel, Professur für IT-Sicherheit von Software und Daten am Institut für Softwaretechnologie, Fakultät für Informatik und PD Dr. Corinna Schmitt, FI CODE haben mit dem Forschungsinstitut CODE das Projekt „Capacity Building for the German National Coordination Centre for cybersecurity in industry, technology and research (NCC-DE)“ im Rahmen von EU-Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) bei der Europäischen Kommission eingeworben.

Laufzeit: 01.11.2023 bis 31.10.2025
Förderung: EU-Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) – Europäische Kommission

The European Parliament and the European Council have agreed to establish the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC), and a network of national coordination centres extending across the European Union on basis of the EU regulation 2021/887. The ECCC and the network are intended to pool investment in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development and to better coordinate planning the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes.
Germany’s National Coordination Centre (NCC-DE) for cybersecurity in industry, technology and research is a joint effort by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK); the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI); the Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as well as individual ministries executive agencies (the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Research Institute CODE and the DLR Projektträger). The BSI serves as the single point of contact for the ECCC, the NCC- network and the national stakeholders.
The NCC-network will intensify exchange among the member states, enabling interested parties in government, industry and the research community in the EU to identify partners for multilateral projects more quickly and easily, thereby increasing the EU’s digital sovereignty. Within each member state, the respective NCC promotes and intensifies dialogue and exchange among interested national partners. In this way, the flow of information to the ECCC will be consolidated to provide optimal support to the national cybersecurity community and to ensure that national interests are represented effectively in the EU’s funding process.
The funding from the Digital Europe Programme is to be used to support the initial establishment of the NCC-DE, which has already been set up and is to remain active beyond the funding period. The funding is intended to ensure that basic tasks are implemented quickly and effectively.

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