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".
haako is a small software development agency, with a team of three, founded in 2016. 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. read more
ARES Conference will take place in August 2021. The GEIGER consortium will be organising a joint workshop with PUZZLE and TRAPEZE projects, to tackle the security and privacy for small businesses. read more
This year's Trinational Cybersecurity Days took place on 18-20 February 2021, online. Naomi de Marinis, barber apprentice and the very first GEIGER Certified Security Defender, conducted a workshop together with by Jessica Peichl from the University of Education Freiburg, the institution leading the development of the GEIGER education programme. read moremore news