Security and the economy are top concerns for Europeans. The security research funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 brings both improved security and better industrial performance. Focused research enhances security by developing technologies and tools that meet the real needs of those on the front line of dealing with threats such as terrorism, cybercrime, weapons and human trafficking, as well as natural disasters. Security research is helping European industry stand its ground against strong competition from the United States and Asia. More, however, needs to be done in this area and the European Commission is working to promote better take-up by industry of research results.