LMT has partnered up with SPARTA – the European Union (EU) cybersecurity competence enhancement project. During the project, 44 partners from 14 countries will cooperate on solving different cybersecurity challenges.
Among the partners invited to join the project SPARTA, LMT is the only mobile operator. The company will provide a 5G-powered experimental platform, which will be used to test a cybersecurity solution aimed to help both to strengthen European cyber competence and to develop an EU cybersecurity strategy.
Besides supporting the project by providing it with a mobile communication infrastructure, LMT will also ensure the support of communication network engineers and evaluate the test results from the point of view of both mobile communication engineering and customer service.
The importance of cybersecurity is growing
In times when digital solutions have become a norm and without which we cannot imagine our daily communication, purchases, and other financial transactions, cybersecurity has become a topical issue. Every day, cybersecurity issues pose new and more diverse challenges to businesses, governmental organizations, and individuals around the world.
To deal with cybersecurity threats like hacking, phishing, and malware, worldwide spending on cybersecurity is forecasted to reach 124 billion euros in 2022. This goes to show the importance of these issues, which can not only affect the security of individuals but also jeopardize fair competition in business and even national security.
“Nowadays, cybersecurity solutions are no less important than securing national borders. From time to time, we hear of scandalous cases of cybercriminals bypassing even the most powerful defense systems in the world. That’s why smart digital solutions are more important than ever. LMT will contribute to the project as an expert in information and communication technologies, 5G development, and customer service,” says Juris Binde, President of LMT.
About the project SPARTA
SPARTA is a network of cybersecurity excellence, funded by the European Union’s program Horizon 2020.
Together with partners from different EU countries, SPARTA has created a unique collaboration system and an innovative Cybersecurity Competence Network – the first network of its kind at such a scope. Taking into consideration the challenges of the 21st century, partners united under the SPARTA project plans to develop a Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap.
The project SPARTA will seek solutions to cybersecurity challenges in four research programs:
- basic societal needs (health)
- economics (energy, finance, and transport)
- technology (ICT and industry)
- sovereignty (eGovernment, public administration)
The participants that are invited to take part in the project represent the fields of scientific excellence, technological innovation, and social sciences, specifically, in the field of cybersecurity.
Over the course of the project, it is planned to update European countries’ approaches to cybersecurity research, innovation, education, and expertise at all levels, both in academia and industry.