June, 2021

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Certifying the security and resilience of supply chain services

Cybersecurity is a journey, not a destination.  CYRENE embarked this journey 8 months ago and with this Newsletter, we would like to share a few highlights since the last time we reached out to you, as well as a few key events that are coming up. For starters, let’s freshen up a bit our memory with an overview of facts and figures regarding CYRENE here.


Our first public deliverable is available.

Deliverable 2.1: Supply Chain Analysis and Requirements focuses on the results of the activities performed in the first phase of CYRENE’s Work Package 2. The main output is related to the requirements collected from relevant standards and literature review, the project pilot partners, as well as external stakeholders. The report provides also an overview of the Supply Chains and their security aspects, the EU Certification schemes and the Target of Evaluation (ToE’s) of the project.

Read more here.

Alignment with the External Advisory Boards

On March 31st, CYRENE held its first Expert Workshop, kickstarting the collaboration between the project partners and the members of our Three external advisory board. Besides informing the advisors of the current project status and the advancement of its research activities, the event was used to discuss and validate the technical, and also the operational end-user requirements identified by the project partners during the first phases of the project. 

You can access the presentations here.

Workshop alignment


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Enhancing the resilience of supply chains

Cyber security image by Pete Linforth from PixabayThe ability of a supply chain to recover from a disruption and get back to normal, in other words its resilience, is one of its most important qualities. CYRENE focuses on disruptions of supply chains that are effected through cyber attacks to their supporting IT infrastructures and is currently in the process of specifying a methodology and a certification scheme targeting the security of supply chains.

Read more about it here.

Maximizing CYRENE's benefit for the EU community

Dissemination meansCYRENE is a HORIZON 2020 funded project and as such is financed by EU citizens. Therefore, it aims to benefit to the largest number of citizens possible and the fruits of our research to reach society as a whole. In order to achieve this, we have devised a strategy to approach as many potential users as possible – peers in the research field, industry, other commercial players and policymakers.

Read more about it here.

Upcoming Events

June 25th, 2021

Our partner, the University of Stockholm, represented by Haralambos Mouratidis, has been invited to present the paper: “Cyber Supply Chain Threat Analysis and Prediction using Machine Learning and Ontology” at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI)

July 5-8th, 2021

ASSURED project in collaboration with CYRENE and 5 more projects organizes a special session at the IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking focusing on how to develop a more effective and efficient cybersecurity approach in future networks.

Find out more about our project here.

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Stay tuned!

CYRENE is an EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program funded under Grant Agreement No 952690.


Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}cyrene.eu
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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