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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) have become the new target for cyber-attacks. 60% of all cyber-attacks or breaches in 2016 were aimed at SMEs. 68% of SMEs have no systematic approach to ensuring cybersecurity, and 60% of SMEs who were victims of cyber attacks did not recover and shut down within six months.

The SMESEC project (Protecting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises digital technology through an innovative cyber-SECurity framework) is a three-year multi-disciplinary innovation action co-funded by the European Commission and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation in the context of Horizon2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

SMESEC develops and offers a lightweight cybersecurity framework for thorough protection, including:

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