2023 & SPATIAL kick-off their collaboration to reinforce standardization procedures for AI in cybersecurity. 2023 is a European initiative supporting the EU engagement in international ICT standardization. It has two key axes; firstly, it will fund 400+ European fellowships in ICT standardisation in a series of 10 Open calls providing a total of 3M€ of funding. Secondly, it operates the European Observatory for ICT Standardisation (EUOS) that is an interactive online ecosystem including an up-to-date standards repository as well as working groups sharing insights about ongoing standardization efforts across different initiatives. 2023 focuses on horizontal and vertical ICT fields as defined in the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation, among the focus areas are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cybersecurity.

The Memorandum of Understanding MoU can consolidate the commitment by SPATIAL on their mission of uptaking AI tools in cybersecurity among different end-users.

To foster the uptake of AI tools in cybersecurity among different end-users, and especially our European SMEs, it is necessary to process fresh and informed standards for AI in cybersecurity. Therefore, this cross-project effort gathering European experts is a great momentum to drive dedicated recommendations and actual contributions that reinforce the EU positioning in this field. And we are delighted to welcome the SPATIAL partners in the 2023 experts’ community making the EU engagement more visible and concrete on the international standardisation scene. – says Mona Marill, Project Manager at AUSTRALO Marketing Lab, a partner in the 2023 Team.

In June 2021, 2023 Technical Work Group (TWG) on AI published a landscape report providing an overview of the diverse array of global standardisation work underway in Artificial Intelligence and the various organisations behind it. In addition, the 2023 TWG CYBER is working on a similar report published in the field of cybersecurity, and SPATIAL partners will bring their expertise in this work.

It is a new milestone in our project, in our pursuit of new synergies with the ecosystem of initiatives which are taking AI and cybersecurity to the next level.

An official press release is available at this link.