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EU civil security taxonomy and taxonomy explorer

The EU Civil Security Taxonomy aims to create a common language or harmonised terminology for security products and services. The taxonomy provides a comprehensive and detailed reference for security products and services built around two levels of aggregation: the four security areas (L1) with their respective sub-areas (L2 and L3) as well as the security functions that a given product or service enables or supports (i.e., functional areas). It contains over 550 products and services, across 13 functional areas.

The Security Taxonomy is a stand-alone product but is not intended to be the final security technology taxonomy of the European Commission. It can be considered as a first, actionable step towards the development of one formal, recognized taxonomy of security technologies. The taxonomy can be used to support the process of articulating a capability-driven approach within the civil security sector in the European Union. To support these objectives, the taxonomy will require cyclical updating post-study completion.

Note: This Security Taxonomy builds on previously developed taxonomies (e.g., CRISP Taxonomy of Security Products, Systems and Services; STACCATO European Security Equipment Market; EDA Technology Taxonomy; JRC Cybersecurity Taxonomy). Commonly used elements were identified and differences were flagged for further segmentation. Input from stakeholders consulted during the study also helped shape and validate the present taxonomy. . This input contributed to the minimisation of gaps in terms of products and services included within the Taxonomy. The taxonomy is a first step towards a functioning, actionable way to create a common language concerning European civil security. It will be further refined through its practical use and cyclical updating.

 

20 JUNE 2022
EU civil security taxonomy and taxonomy explorer
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20 JUNE 2022
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