SMEs and micro-enterprises are increasingly "going digital". This also increases the likelihood of incidents due to negligence or malicious attacks. It's crucial that these small businesses are aware of their risks related to data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity, and get help in reducing them. There are plenty of solutions available, but they don't match the needs of small businesses with no expertise in digital technologies or resources to invest in costly and complicated solutions.
GEIGER, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 innovation project, aims to close this gap. The project will develop a "Geiger counter" for cybersecurity, which dynamically shows the level of current risks for the company, and allows the user to take simple measures to lower the risk exposure significantly. GEIGER also aims at building an ecosystem of competent individuals and organisations that offer help, by collaborating with schools and partners to develop a standardised learning programme, the "Certified Security Defenders".
A year ago, we had a vision of a cybersecurity solution tailored for the needs and resources of small businesses, and a team of enthusiastic people from nine European countries ready and determined to tackle the challenges ahead. Since then, we studied in detail five diverse small businesses and talked to many more of them. Today, we have an impactful vision. We have designed a motivating approach to cybersecurity, and developed the first GEIGER prototype! read more
The GEIGER project was introduced at the Cluj Innovation Days 2021 in a panel discussion 'Cybersecurity: needs and challenges of SMEs in a growing digital world'. read more
haako, a small software development agency, is a members of the GEIGER consortium. Previously, haako has developed an asthma tracking app for research purposes. Now, it focuses on developing an app, “Breathe”, for parents of children with asthma, and brings the small business perspective to the development of the GEIGER Solution. read moremore news