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European Cloud Security Project Provides Tools for the Development of Cybersecurity in the EU

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Nixu Corporation, Press release on December 31, 2019, at 9.45 AM EET

European cybersecurity company Nixu has been proud to be part of the European Security Certification Framework (EU-SEC) project for the last three years. The project will come to an end on 31 December 2019.

The main aim of EU-SEC is to improve trust in cloud services by creating a framework under which existing certification and assurance approaches can co-exist. The framework serves basic requirements of the EU Cybersecurity Act and adds an additional layer of trust, assurance and transparency by including continuous auditing-based certifications. It is targeted at cloud stakeholders wishing to improve the business value, efficiency and effectiveness of their approach to cloud security approach to cloud security and privacy compliance. This includes auditors, cloud service providers, regulators, standard owners and cloud users.

In addition to all the work required to build the framework architecture, the project partners have produced a variety of materials to ensure the project outcomes remain at the disposal of cloud stakeholders. The resources include white papers, videos and training packages.

Jürgen Grossman, coordinator of the EU-SEC project said, "There have been many challenges over the last three years, but I am proud of the results that EU-SEC has achieved. These results have been obtained thanks to the hard work of all the partners who brought their expertise to the consortium. I’m confident the outcomes will deliver benefits to European cloud stakeholders.”

Niki Klaus, Nixu Certification Services Business Unit Leader said, “It has been very important for us to participate in this EU-wide project as we want to be involved in contributing to the development of cloud security. In addition, Continuous Auditing Based Certification adds immediate value to our customers as it provides a much more efficient and flexible way of conducting audits compared to traditional - once a year.”

Nixu would like to encourage anyone interested in benefiting from the framework to get in touch via the project’s website https://www.sec-cert.eu/
The EU-SEC project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 731845.

Nixu Corporation

Further information:
Niki Klaus, Certification Services Business Unit Leader, Nixu Corporation
Telephone +358 50 394 8996, e-mail: niki.klaus@nixu.com

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About Nixu:
Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of about 400 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.

About EU-SEC:
The project “European Security Certification Framework” (EU-SEC) aims to create a European framework for certification schemes and evaluation concepts to secure cloud infrastructures. Within this framework, existing national and international certifications can co-exist. EU-SEC will improve the business value as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of existing cloud security certification schemes.