WG3: Sectoral demand

Misson & Objectives

ECSO wants to engage directly with users (operators, companies, governments) to establish a true cybersecurity ecosystem, linking supply and demand. Through a dedicated Working Group on 'Sectoral demand', ECSO brings together cybersecurity stakeholders from various sectors in order to:

  1. Contribute to a set of industrial policy activities such as defining the needs of sectors for standardisation/certification, education, training and exercises, and local / regional impact.
  2. Support the widest and best market uptake of innovative cybersecurity technologies and services by accelerating the wide diffusion of cybersecurity technologies in different industry sectors and creating new business opportunities
  3. Support the use of innovative trusted cybersecurity solutions and services for major societal and economic challenges in Europe, e.g. in different essential services providers, particularly in areas where Europe has a competitive advantage (e.g. health, energy, transport, internal security, public services/eGovernment, ICT mobile and fixed devices/networks, Industry 4.0)
  4. Improve risk management with better metrics
  5. Improve digital trust and facilitate information exchange
  6. Develop the EU ICT security market and employment
  7. Demonstrate use of innovative cybersecurity solutions in the different verticals
  8. Understand users’ needs and suppliers’ available solutions/services/technologies for the different verticals


 The Working Group Chair is Mats Nilsson from ERICSSON and Charlotte Graire from AIRBUS

The working group is segmented into the following sub-working groups:

  • SWG3.1: Industry 4.0 and ICS - Chairs: AIRBUS and CEA
  • SWG3.2: Energy (oil, gas, electricity), and smart grids - Chair: EDF
  • SWG3.3: Transportation (road, rail, air; sea, space) - Chairs: NXP and LEONARDO COMPANY
  • SWG3.4: Financial Services, e-payments and insurance - Chairs: INTESA SAN PAOLO and CONCEPTIVITY
  • SWG3.5: Public services, e-government, digital citizenship - Chair: LEONARDO COMPANY
  • SWG3.6: Healthcare - Chair: GMV
  • SWG3.7: Smart cities and smart buidings (convergence of digital services for citizens) and other utilities - Chairs: ENGINEERING and the MINISTRY OF DIGITAL AFFAIRS OF POLAND
  • SWG3.8: Telecom, media and content - Chair: LSEC and TSSG - Telecommunication Software and Systems Group




ECSO Secretariat: wg3_secretariat@ecs-org.eu