Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cyber­security

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Why is CANVAS important?


Many IT applications in health work with sensitive personal data. The interruption of some particular services may have immediate and even fatal consequences for individuals (e.g., life-sustaining systems in intensive care units). Cybersecurity in health particularly relates to values like autonomy (also related to informed consent for data use) and equality.


IT applications in business allow for an ever-increasing number of opportunities that are offered on the market. Security questions are expected to be in particular relation to values like fairness and accountability.

National Security

In national security and law enforcement, stakeholders (police, national security agencies) have privileged access to IT services related to law-enforcement or defence operations. Here, cybersecurity is expected to particularly relate to values like freedom and privacy.

CANVAS videos in the spotlight

During the CANVAS project several videos with expert interviews and talks have been produced. Some of them are highlighted here. To see an overview of all avaliable videos, take a look at the videos page or the CANVAS MOOC.

Results in the spotlight


The CANVAS partners will publish a book on ethics of cybersecurity. It will be available in 2019.

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Briefing Packages

The briefing packages summarize the results of CANVAS in a concise and comprehensive way for policy makers both on national as well as EU level. The packages include presentations, short summary texts, case studies and commented literature lists.

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Reference Curriculum

The goals of the reference curriculum are the integration of the value perspective into cybersecurity training and continuation of education of industry professionals. Another objective is to develop a dissemination strategy adapted to the conditions of industry training in cybersecurity.

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The aim of the CANVAS MOOC is to provide a comprehensive overview of the central principles and challenges in value-driven cyber security. It will include concrete case studies from the health, business and national security spheres. The material will be presented from technical, legal and ethical perspectives to provide a useful resource for self-teaching of journalists, students and policy makers.

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