INCIBE promotes cybersecurity with 84 million euros from the Digital Europe Program.

The National Cybersecurity Institute of Spain (INCIBE), based in León and attached to the Ministry for Digital Transformation and the Civil Service, has held a key event for the future of cybersecurity in Spain. At the event ‘InfoDay NCC-ES: cyber resilience and technological advancement’, held on January 25th, a crucial funding call has been announced for the sector.

Million-dollar investment to boost cybersecurity
This call is part of the ambitious European Digital Program, which will allocate 84 million euros to strengthen cybersecurity. Companies interested in this fund have until March 26th to submit their projects. The event, which attracted more than 100 participants and was broadcast live on INCIBE’s YouTube channel, focused on the six lines of action of the call.

Promotion of innovation and support for SMEs
The funding lines are designed to cover various areas, such as supporting SMEs in adapting to EU legislation on cybersecurity, including the Cyber Resilience Law. Additionally, the development of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence will be promoted, and Europe will be prepared for the transition to post-quantum cryptography.

Miguel Ángel Cañada, from the National Coordination Center (NCC-ES) of INCIBE, emphasized the importance of strengthening the cybersecurity capabilities of Spanish entities, especially SMEs. According to Cañada, the European Digital Program is essential for increasing Spanish participation in R&D in cybersecurity and enhancing Spain’s international leadership in digital security.

Digital Europe Program: A unique opportunity
The Digital Europe Program (DIGITAL), an EU initiative, aims to bring digital technology closer to businesses, citizens, and public administrations. Its goal is to boost cyber resilience, economic recovery, and digital transformation in Europe. This program will fund projects in five key areas: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and widespread use of digital technologies.

INCIBE, a year and a half at the forefront of national cybersecurity
Since its appointment as the National Coordination Center of Spain in December 2021, INCIBE has played a fundamental role in the European cybersecurity ecosystem. Its mission includes the implementation of transboundary projects and joint actions funded by the EU. In this way, INCIBE seeks to provide technical and economic support to SMEs, facilitating their access to potential knowledge and markets, and helping to shape national priorities in research and development of cybersecurity capabilities.

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