REWIRE presents Fiche I and Policy Recommendation I

The REWIRE partnership is glad to announce that the first round of R 5.3.1 REWIRE Fiches and R 5.4.1 Policy Recommendations – part of WP5 Blueprint Toolbox: Tools connected to the promotion, connection and guidance – have been published. Below you will find an overview of the two deliverables.

R 5.3 REWIRE Fiches

The REWIRE Fiches aim to underpin and illustrate the REWIRE strategy by identifying, documenting, and promoting concrete best and good practices at national and regional level with the objective of addressing skills shortages and mismatches as well as fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships in the field of cybersecurity. The REWIRE Fiches are made up of a series of fiches presented every six months. To carry out the REWIRE Fiches and achieve its objective, a wide range of initiatives have been identified. All the collected initiatives will be analysed on a deeper level and, as a result, different good practices will be shared.

The first of the REWIRE Fiches has been carried out after reviewing the cybersecurity strategies of multiple European countries, from which different initiatives and actions have been identified and collected. Pending a more comprehensive analysis in the lifetime of the REWIRE project, the REWIRE Fiche I highlights two aspects above all others: the categories created to group the initiatives selected, and the example of one of the initiatives that could later be classified as a concrete good practice.

R 5.4 REWIRE Policy Recommendations

The Policy Recommendations are composed of different Policy Briefs presented every six months. Each of these Policy Briefs aim at conveying the implications of project outputs for policy and practice. The content of the different Policy Briefs cover the main areas that need to be addressed in the future, such as the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework, the lack of cooperation among stakeholders or the lack of awareness of cybersecurity risks. The purpose is to implement the solutions of the European Cybersecurity Blueprint proposed through WP3 by facilitating its implementation and making policy recommendations on the different topics to be dealt with.

The cybersecurity skills gap and shortage are a reality in Europe and need to be tackled. Overall, the first Policy Brief aimed at pointing out a series of aspects: the context and relevance of having a uniform European Cybersecurity Skills Framework; the description and presentation of the skills frameworks in other countries; and remark the importance of addressing cybersecurity education at all levels, as it embodies a considerable challenge not only for actors such as governments or companies, but also for citizens.