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 are Charlotte Graire from AIRBUS and Gabriele Rizzo from LEONARDO

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

  • SWG3.1: Industry 4.0 and ICS - Chairs: AIRBUS and LSEC
  • SWG3.2: Energy (oil, gas, electricity), and smart grids - Chair: EDF
  • SWG3.3: Transportation (road, rail, air; sea, space) - Chairs: AIRBUS and LSEC
  • SWG3.4: Financial Services, e-payments and insurance - Chairs: BBVA and RABOBANK
  • SWG3.5: Public services, e-government, digital citizenship - Chair: ENGINEERING
  • SWG3.6: Healthcare - Chair: GMV
  • SWG3.7: Smart cities and smart buildings (convergence of digital services for citizens) and other utilities - Chair: ENGINEERING
  • SWG3.8: Telecom, media and content - Chair: LSEC and TSSG


ECSO joins HIMSS Partner Innovation Exchange (PIE) initiative

The HIMSS Partners Innovation Exchange is an initiative to convene key digital health influencers to improve healthcare through information and technology. Healthcare information technology is playing an ever-expanding role in the transformation of healthcare delivery. Consequently, the digitisation of healthcare has important security implications, and requires inovative cyber security solutions. More information about the initiative can be found HERE



  • 3/2018, WG3 - Sector Report: Financial Services, ePayments and Insurance (download file)
  • 3/2018, WG3 - Sector report: Health care (download file)
  • 3/2018, WG3 - Sector report: Industry 4.0 and ICS (download file)
  • 3/2018, WG3 - Sector report: Smart Cities and Smart Buildings (download file)
  • 11/2018, WG3 - Sector Report: Energy Networks and Smart Grids (download file)
  • 12/2018, WG3 - Position paper: European Sector-Specific ISACs (download file)
  • 2/2019, ECSO - Working Group 3: Mission, Objectives, Activities, Achievements (download file)


ECSO Secretariat: wg3_secretariat@ecs-org.eu