From Lightweight Cybersecurity Assessment to SME Certification Scheme in Belgium

From Lightweight Cybersecurity Assessment to SME Certification Scheme in Belgium

Christophe Ponsard, Philippe Massonet, Jeremy Grandclaudon, Nicolas Point, From Lightweight Cybersecurity Assessment to SME Certification Scheme in Belgium, First International Workshop on lightweight and Incremental Cybersecurity Certification (CyberCert) at IEEE EuroS&P 2020, online, 7 September 2020

Companies are increasingly exposed to cybersecurity threats. Among them, SMEs are especially vulnerable due to their lack of maturity and resilience. They are also
increasingly targeted by cyberattacks. In order to help SMEs to secure their business against such threats, various programs are developing all over Europe. We report here about the evolution of a Belgian program first anchored in good practices and self-assessment to a lightweight certification scheme fitting the needs and capabilities of SMEs. We present how the various means interconnect to form a maturity raising scale. We also detail some supporting tools for the current assessment and the future certification scheme.

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