February 10, 2023

In the new digital era, our critical infrastructures (CIs) are increasingly interconnected and rely heavily on cyber systems to operate efficiently.

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In a nutshell

Global Supply Chains are a way of life for modern business, becoming more complex and integrated. The organizations that operate within the Supply Chains have become smarter and are not only heavily dependent on Information and Communication Technologies but are also interconnected for exchanging and sharing large amounts of data. Moreover, there is still no easy, structured, standardized and trusted way to forecast, prevent and manage interrelated and propagated cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats, in a way that takes into account the heterogeneity and complexity of today’s Supply Chains. Therefore, there is a pressing need for devising methodologies, techniques and tools for the efficient evaluation and handling of security threats and vulnerabilities supporting all involved infrastructures for the provision of critical Supply Chain services. CYRENE comes to fill this gap for devising such methodologies, techniques and tools.

Our Vision

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Promote trust and confidence to the European consumers and providers/suppliers and pave the way for a competitive and trustworthy Digital Single Market.

Our mission

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Lay the foundation for the implementation of the EU cybersecurity Certification Framework by

      • supporting organisations to increase their preparedness
      • improving their cooperation with each other
      • adopting appropriate steps to manage security risks
      • advancing ways to report and handle security incidents
      • enabling them to analyse relevant privacy concerns.

Our approach


CYRENE enhances control and ensures accountability in Information and Communication Technology systems, components and services across a supply chain with the use of a novel, dynamic and evidence based Conformity Assessment Process for handling security threats and vulnerabilities and for evaluating the security and resilience of Supply Chain Services.

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Our objectives


Here you can find key definitions used in CYRENE that are relevant to understand the project’s context and approach. The glossary includes a wide range of terms from Cyber Security to Supply Chain and all the relevant areas touched upon in CYRENE.

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Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10


EU flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under grant agreement No 952690. The website reflects only the view of the author(s) and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Certifying the Security and Resilience of Supply Chain Services

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