01 September 2016
31 October 2019
CANVAS is the first project that provides an integrative view on the ethical and regulatory issues of cybersecurity. CANVAS unified technology developers with legal and ethical scholar and social scientists to approach the challenge how cybersecurity can be aligned with European values and fundamental rights.
The project brought together stakeholders from key areas of the European Digital Agenda – the health system, business/finance, and law enforcement/national security – for discussing challenges and solutions when aligning cybersecurity with ethics. In this way, CANVAS has identified several gaps with respect to ethical research and European cybersecurity regulation that need to be addressed. In 14 workshops, CANVAS has unified several dozen experts of cybersecurity with a particular focus on non-technical aspects. This expert pool provides a resource for future projects that want to focus on responsible research and innovation in cybersecurity. Through its teaching material, CANVAS provides the foundation that the future generation of cybersecurity experts obtains basic insights and knowledge on how to tackle ethical and legal dilemmas in cybersecurity.
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The book The Ethics of Cybersecurity discusses the full plethora of ethical aspects of cybersecurity and has a strong practical focus, including case studies that outline ethical dilemmas in cybersecurity and guidelines and other measures to tackle those dilemmas.
The CANVAS Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) transports the main insights of CANVAS to a broad public. In particular, the MOOC provides a comprehensive overview of the central principles and challenges in the fields of cyber security, privacy and trust.
The CANVAS Reference Curriculum integrates the value perspective into cybersecurity design decisions, with a focus on academia and industry training programs. It contains an overview document outlining the structure of the curriculum, for each lecture a content descriptor (summar
The CANVAS Briefing Packages are a set of summarized, easily digestible information on challenges as well as possible, value-driven solution approaches linked to European cybersecurity policy.