European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) held its annual General Assembly in Brussels on June 18, and voted to elect the next Board for the Organisation. As one of the founders of ECSO, Guardtime’s President Martin Ruubel has been a member of the ECSO Board since its inception in 2016, and was re-elected to serve for yet another term.

Guardtime President Martin Ruubel said:
“European Union faces a set of challenges in addressing cyber security issues from the industry, end-user as well as national security perspectives. Despite of the great potential that the EU Single Digital Market policies have uncovered for the digital and cyber security domains and the EU's ambition to achieve a strong market position, EU originating companies are still, by and large, lagging behind their US counterparts in the global cyber security landscape.
At the same time, the level of innovation that we are witnessing from the EU cyber security R&D organisations is tremendous, and we must continue to invest heavily in nurturing, productising and commercialising this potential into global success stories. ECSO has been instrumental in helping to formulate the EU cyber security policy agendas, as well as in enhancing the cooperation between the European cyber security stakeholders to maximize the growth of the digital economy, and these activities must be accelerated further. ”

Luigi Rebuffi, General Secretary of ECSO commented:
“I am very glad to see Guardtime continuing their active role in the ECSO’s board. Guardtime represents the combined interests of European SMEs, showcasing commitment in cross-sector innovation, public-private cooperation and technological excellency.”
ECSO unites both European cyber security industry and national public administration with active members including Thales, Rohde & Schwarz, F-Secure, Atos, Airbus, and others. Representing the interests of its more than 250 members, and incorporating the representatives from the EU Member States, ECSO is today the biggest and the most prominent organisation partnering with EU Institutions to shape the cyber security domain in Europe.