Investigating effective and efficient approaches to trust, assurance and compliance in the ICT market
The EU-SEC project studied ways to improve approaches to trust, assurance and compliance in the ICT market. To achieve its goal, EU-SEC created a framework under which existing certification and assurance approaches in the ICT market could co-exist.
The multinational and multidisciplinary consortium worked to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of existing approaches for assurance and compliance in the ICT market. The three core ideas behind the EU-SEC project were that an effective and efficient approach to trust, assurance and compliance has to:
Balance the need of nations and business sectors to develop their specific certification schemas, bearing in mind the need to reduce compliance costs
Avoid humans, namely auditors, doing activities that could be performed by machines (e.g. data collection)
Ensure that accurate and reliable evidence/information is provided to the relevant people, in a timely fashion, leveraging automatic means as much as possible.
The project’s main outcomes were:
EU-SEC was funded through the European Commission’s H2020 programme under grant agreement 731845. SixSq was funded by SERI under contract number 17.0004.
The project involved nine partners from seven countries: