Many of us ask at some point: what, actually, is cybersecurity? It is not information security, nor computer security or network security. The first term is broad, encompassing a wide realm of information processing (including non-digital processing), and the other two are sub-disciplines of computer science, while cyber arises from the intersection of ICT and a number of social phenomena from political science, security studies, economy as well as sociology. Therefore, the multidisciplinary quest for the definition of cyberspace must be driven by more than technological factors alone.
Taking into account the aforementioned multi-layered character of the cyberspace, building a successful product or creating a service for this sector is not only about technology. Cybersecurity businesses have to be businesses in the first place. Even the most advanced technology will not be able to find clients without proper market-fit, timing or marketing. Blogs and books are full of stories about ground-breaking technological novelties that stayed in the labs or on the shelfs. That is why one of our goals in the European Cybersecurity Market is to analyse and foresee business, rather than technological trends.
For that purpose, this ECM issue provides the overview of several trends we have mapped. You will find here an article about the need to engage technicallyoriented students and youngsters in order to fill the cybersecurity labour gap. You will also read about the need to know your user and customer better with profiling techniques. The cyberthreats landscape researched amongst SMEs from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will give you an important insight into the client’s needs. In the special section of this double issue, we also present the Digital 3 Seas idea and the potential of the Three Seas region in the context of the rapidly growing ICT market.
- Filling the cybersecurity skill gap with bottom up initiatives: case study of the CYBERSEC League by Robert Siudak
- Biometric predictive analytics – How voice-based biometric predictive systems reduce frauds and increase sales by Łukasz Dylag, Jakub Gałka
- Organisational structures of cybercrime groups: overview of key characteristics by Mateusz Mazela
- Cyber Threat Report CEE 2018
- The Digital 3 Seas Initiavite: a Call for a Cyber Upgrade of Regional Cooperation
- Special Report: Cybersecurity Market in the Three Seas Region