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CYBER AGENCY AND JEDI ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COOPERATION

FIRST JOINT PROJECT TO SCALE UP AUTOMATED SECURITY PROJECTS FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES ACROSS EUROPE STARTS

27 July 2022

Halle, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Rome, Tallinn

The Cyber Security Innovation Agency (Cyber Agency) and the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) announce their cooperation. This includes the launch of joint projects, initially funded by the German Cyber Agency and then taken to the European level by JEDI.

This promising cooperation starts immediately with a major challenge on automated security for Critical Infrastructures (KRITIS), which is funded with 30 million euros. The project addresses how to better secure hospitals, power plants, energy grids, data centres and transport infrastructures in Europe, especially in these critical times.

Initial proposals are expected by 23 August 2022. Future joint collaborations will address the future of positioning systems, underwater communication, or quantum portability.

Prof. Dr. Christian Hummert, Director of the German Cyber Agency, said: "The increasing interconnectedness and digitalization of society poses significant challenges to the protection of critical infrastructures, which can lead to major supply bottlenecks or threats to public safety. We are pleased to work with JEDI to make this a truly European project."

Mr. André Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman of JEDI, added: "There is an urgent need to secure critical systems. In particular, AI-assisted vulnerability detection and remediation, timely detection of and efficient response to cyber-attacks, and improved data attribution will be explored. We are very excited to work with the Cyber Agency and bring the strength of our European deeptech ecosystem, our experience in Challenges, and our interdisciplinary approach."

 

Contact

Michael Lindner, Press Officer of the Cyber Agency

Phone: +49 151 44150 645

Email: presse@cyberagentur.de  

 

Romain Forestier, Scientific & Technology Project Lead

Tel: +33 7 50 48 85 09

Email: media@jedi.foundation