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ENGINE Project Workshop Activity

The ENGINE project Workshop activity – testing the course content and platform.

During the learning activity of the ENGINE project, the students were divided into two working groups, both of which consisted of at least two participants with a background in computer science and others from different educational backgrounds. One group revised and tested the project content, the other overviewed the platform testing its accessibility and user-friendliness.

It is important in this type of activity that those testing the materials are students who already have some knowledge of the topics covered as well as representatives of the project target group who have no previous experience. Polish students who were on a mobility course at the same facility also took part in the workshop, thus creating even more synergies between EU-funded initiatives!

ENGINE Learning Activity in Ancona (2nd day)

The second day of the training activities organised by Fondazione Luigi Clerici within the ENGINE project opened with an interesting lecture by Francesco Moroncini, CEO of Morolabs, a company specialising in ICT solutions for training and corporate security.

The lecture was instrumental in making the students understand the fundamental pillars of an IT security culture that is increasingly necessary in today’s context.

Mr. Morosini touched on several fundamental topics, from system or network centric to data centric vision to the strategic value of information in making good management decisions, from IT continuity and business continuity to analysing data breach case studies. In conclusion, he explained how prevention is better than cure, clarifying with examples how to put the best corporate cybersecurity behaviour into practice.

ENGINE Learning Activity in Ancona 23-25 May

From 23 to 25 May, Fondazione Luigi Clerici hosted a class of students from all over Europe in the fascinating location of Domus Stella Maris. The participants had the opportunity to test the material produced by the ENGINE project and the educational platform implemented as the latest project result.

After an initial welcome by the director of the Luigi Clerici Foundation, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Denmark, the project leader, presented the outline of ENGINE and its objectives.

In the afternoon, each project partner presented the chapters they have developed during the project and the educational platform developed during the project was shown for the first time.

The students then analyzed and tested all the materials in various focus groups and workshops. We will talk about this in more detail in the coming days!

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels for the final meeting in October 2022!

ENGINE partners meet in person in Thessaloniki

The ENGINE partnership met, finally in person, at the cosy offices of ATLANTIS engineering in Thessaloniki.

After many virtual meetings, the partnership reviewed the first intellectual output of the project the Training course on Cyber Security for SME’s acknowledging that all the modifications requested by the scientific committee have been made and that the product can be considered in its final version.

The consortium then compared the partners’ contributions for the second intellectual output a Guideline on how to implement cyber security in SMEs. The partnership agreed that the production of the material is already at an advanced stage and pointed out strengths and issues to be corrected.

The partners have also reviewed the status of the third product the Platform to transfer the knowledge to the target SMEs, verifying which technical specifications are essential for an accessible and effective platform.

The meeting concluded with an outline planning of the multiplier events, the pilot course and the final meeting which will close the project.

The whole consortium evaluated the progress of the project very positively, both in terms of time and quality of the materials produced.

The objective is to meet again in Brussels in October after completing all the objectives of the ENGINE project.

Join letter by DIGITALEUROPE and its member associations on the war in Ukraine

In a letter published recently, DIGITALEUROPE, the largest association of digital corporations in Europe and 35 of its national members, call on the European Council to step up its immediate cybersecurity support to Ukraine as the country faces Russia’s aggression, as ministers gather for the Informal Telecommunications Ministerial on 8 and 9 March.

In our letter, we outline both immediate actions to help Ukraine, including facilitating communications to and from the country through safe connectivity, and long-term cybersecurity goals for the whole EU, such as accelerating the set-up of the Cybersecurity Competence Centre in Bucharest and increasing investments in cyber resilience.

EU must also step up attention on cybersecurity for SMEs as they are more at risk from external attacks today than ever before. This is also why the ENGINE project is committed to spreading a culture of cybersecurity in the world of small and medium-sized enterprises by providing innovative training materials for workers and entrepreneurs.

You can read the full letter here

Cybersecurity as significant skill of every individual and business entity

Today’s world moves at a very high speed and things can change in the blink of an eye. For instance, take all the technological advancements that have occurred over the last decade. Social media, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are just a few that have come to affect our everyday lives. On the other hand, this fast-changing reality can become really frustrating for a great number of people who struggle to cope with all these challenges. The fact that an individual is asked to make use of innovative services and products while being ignorant about the possible risks involved, makes them fall victims to fraudulent activity very often. 
 
Natasha Nikolaidou and Jovana Milenkovic from Atlantis Engineering S.A. will explain why the project ENGINE is crucial to improve Cybersecurity knoledge among entrepreneurs and workers alike.
 
You can read the full article here

Denmark: Cyber security is at the top of the digital agenda in 2022

The ENGINE project is based on the needs expressed by the participating countries and their economic fabric, which is always looking for innovation.

In Denmark, the production system has been undergoing an intensive digitisation process for years, but this development is also accompanied by great risk of digital attacks that could have a very large cost for companies. For this reason, the goal for 2022 is to raise awareness among all players about cybersecurity and how to minimise the risk of attacks. Danish SMEs will need support to improve in this area, and it is courses such as the one that will be produced in the ENGINE project that can help train the companies and workers of the future.

For more information, you can read this article from the Danish Industry Association (in Danish)

https://www.danskindustri.dk/di-business/arkiv/blogs/2021/12/2022-cybersikkerhed-i-top-pa-den-digitale-dagsorden/?utm_campaign=di-business&utm_content=unspecified&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nyhedsbrev

 

 

ENGINE Project presented at Industry 4.0 event in Thessaloniki by Atlantis Engineering

Industry 4.0 as the fourth industrial revolution, is not only associated with cyber physical systems but also concerned with areas other than industry applications, e.g., smart cities. In general, it includes topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cyber-Physical systems (CPS), Smart Manufacture, Smart Factories, Cloud Computing, Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this process, data is collected and analysed with the use of advanced sensors leading to better decision making, higher productivity and improved quality.

Some organisations are still trying to understand its effect on their business, while others are being prepared and make changes in order to implement it and improve theirs. In order to realise the potential Industry 4.0 has to offer, it is essential that today’s and future workforce acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and know-how.

Taking all these into consideration, Atlantis Engineering S.A. took part in the Industry 4.0 event in Thessaloniki, Greece on 15th October, which was organised in the framework of Beyond 4.0 IT exhibition. Event participants found an interest in the Engine project that shared similar topics of the conference, among which was the impact and opportunities of Industry 4.0 in Europe and AI in Cybersecurity.

More info available at https://www.be4ond-expo.gr/

 

 

European Research & Innovation Days

Our partner ATLANTIS Engineering SA took part in the European Research and Innovation Days, the annual flagship event of the European Commission on research and innovation, and presented the #ENGINE project interacting with policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens.

#Collaboration, #Research and #Innovation were on the forefront during the event in order to recover from the pandemic.