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Improving Cybersecurity in the Finance Sector – Join our Final Conference

A private and public partnership setting new benchmarks for cyber-security in the financial sector

We are delighted to invite you to our final conference on the 23rd of February 2022, 9:00-16:00 CET. We will present the main innovations such as the SOTER Digital Onboarding Platform and research findings resulting in SOTER’s interdisciplinary cybersecurity training approach.

WHEN: 23rd of February 2022, 8:30 – 16:00 CET
WHEREGather.Town– Click here to register
The financial sector has experienced a digital revolution in recent years, in which traditional entities are becoming providers of digital services to remain competitive. Although this new era provides advantages for businesses and citizens, it also brings new threats and risks in terms of cybersecurity, data privacy and the use of digital identities.

This challenge must be tackled under a holistic approach, considering interdependencies with third party providers and fintech companies, the regulatory landscape, and human factors-based cybersecurity. The ongoing changes make the financial sector the perfect domain for testing new approaches. The SOTER project considers both technological and non-technological (human factors and governance within organizations) aspects and provides innovative solutions that support the fight against present and future cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities whilst supporting the overall cyber-resilience of European digital infrastructures.
The main objective of SOTER is to enhance cybersecurity levels by combining non-technological measures (Social Science and Humanities disciplines) with innovative technologies, such as digital onboarding, biometrics, and digital identity.

In this final event, SOTER’s main innovation and research results will be presented:

The SOTER Digital Onboarding Platform: a technological tool, that provides a robust and sovereign digital identity (through the use of Blockchain technology), and facilitates interconnections between different service providers and end-users, implementing innovative systems for the biometric identification of users.

The SOTER interdisciplinary cybersecurity training approach: a methodology for assessing human factor-related vulnerabilities, threats and risks, identifying required skills, knowledge and attitudes for improving cybersecurity competencies of employees, and a pilot platform for deploying cybersecurity competence training.

Finally, the constituent work meeting of the Human Factors Cybersecurity Training Standard (HFACTS) working group will be held at the final conference. The meeting will carry on the work of SOTER, exploring avenues for establishing reliable best practices and standards for improving human factor-related cybersecurity.

The conference will be hosted on the social gathering and communication video chat platform While the covid-19 pandemic prevented us from organizing a physical conference, this platform will allow a more diversified and vivid experience in learning about the SOTER results and discussing cybersecurity challenges in the sector. You will be able to listen to the presentations on European cybersecurity research, access documents and videos, and discuss and network with like-minded participants and experts. You will be able to explore the conference space during the breaks and also after the end of the event (until the end of February). You can join the conference with your computer or smartphone internet browser (Chrome, Edge or Firefox is recommended).

Attendance is limited, so please make sure to register for the event (registrations will close the day before). All registered attendees will receive a link to join the conference on The conference room will open 30 minutes before the start of the event, early login is recommended.

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