Bird & Bird participates in EU Cybersecurity project THREAT-ARREST

By Benoit Van Asbroeck, Julien Debussche, Jasmien César, Isis De Moortel

09-2018

THREAT-ARREST (Cyber Security Threats and Threat Actors Training – Assurance Driven Multi-Layer, end-to-end Simulation and Training) is a three-year research and innovation project receiving funding from the EU Commission (4,988,837.50€). It aims to address the ever-expanding landscape of advanced cyber attacks and to mitigate these attacks through advanced security training. THREAT-ARREST will develop a training platform to adequately prepare stakeholders with different types of responsibilities and levels of expertise in defending high-risk cyber systems and organisations to counter advanced, known and new cyber attacks. The effectiveness of the platform will be validated from technical, legal and business perspectives through real cyber systems pilots in the areas of smart energy, healthcare, and shipping.

The project, which started on 1 September, is being carried out by a Consortium of 15 partners, including the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Simplan, Sphynx Technology Solutions, the University of Milano, Atos, IBM Israel Science and Technology, Social Engineering Academy, Information Technology for Market Leadership, Technical University Braunschweig, CZ.NIC Association, Danaos Shipping Co, TÜV Hellas (TÜV Nord), Agenzia Regionale Sanitaria della Puglia, and Bird & Bird. The Bird & Bird Brussels team advising on the project comprises partner Benoit Van Asbroeck, and associates Julien Debussche, Jasmien César, and Isis De Moortel. The team is in charge of ensuring that the response and decision-making processes developed in the project are compliant with obligations stemming from the applicable legal framework, particularly the GDPR and the NIS Directive. The team will also provide the necessary legal support to the other partners, WPs and Pilots.

Benoit Van Asbroeck, Tech & Comms specialist and partner at Bird & Bird said:

"We are very pleased to join the THREAT-ARREST Consortium. Cybersecurity is a pressing matter and our team of specialists at Bird & Bird are is well placed to advise on all issues raised in the context of cybersecurity."

The THREAT-ARREST project is financed by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement number: 786890.