CYSSME – empowering SMEs in cybersecurity

On 8th of May 2024, the “Cybersecurity Assurance Opportunities for SMEs” conference was held at Didlaukio g. 55, Vilnius, focusing on the introduction and discussion of the CYSSME initiative. This event specifically targeted the cybersecurity challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

CYSSME, co-funded by the EU, aims to improve SMEs’ cybersecurity maturity levels. L3CE’s role is to assess SMEs, provide necessary information and training to enhance SMEs’ cybersecurity measures. As the central theme of the conference, the project seeks to equip SMEs with the necessary tools and knowledge to defend against cyber threats.

The conference featured in-depth discussions on recognizing and protecting against new cyber dangers, supplemented by expert advice and thorough case studies. It also included comprehensive reviews of current trends in cybersecurity and regulatory updates to ensure attendees are fully aware of the evolving landscape and compliance requirements.

A significant component of the conference was the networking session, aimed at fostering collaboration among SMEs and cybersecurity experts. This session provided an opportunity for attendees to share experiences and discuss best practices in cyber defense.

The conference provided a critical platform for SMEs to gain insights into effective cybersecurity practices and to prepare for the specific challenges they face in the digital era. The project represents a concerted effort to equip SMEs with the necessary resources to safeguard their operations. The upcoming training in June is part of a broader initiative to provide ongoing support and education to SMEs striving to improve their cybersecurity maturity levels.