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Submit your paper! Annual Privacy Forum 2019: Call for papers

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:24

The APF 2019 will be held on 13-14 June 2019 in Rome, Italy, in co-operation with the University of Rome Tor Vergata and LUISS University.

Already in its seventh edition, the APF seeks to contribute to the implementation of information security in the area of privacy and personal data protection. The APF is set against the EU legislative background that mainly, but not exclusively, comprises the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the draft ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). The APF sets the stage for discussions of research proposals, solutions, models, applications and policies. In the last few years, the APF has also developed a deeper industry footprint, to complement its original research and policy orientation.

Papers presenting original work on the themes of data protection and privacy and their repercussions on information security technology, business, government, law, research, society and policy are hereby invited. A multi-disciplinary approach is expected and encouraged to contribute to bridging the gap across disciplines and propose new models and interpretations. The APF seeks contributions from policy makers and implementers, Data Protection Authorities, industry, research, consultants, NGOs and the civil society, as it aims at broad stakeholders’ participation that stimulate interaction and exchange of opinion.

To promote participation of young researchers, the submission of papers by students is particularly welcome. These papers will be treated as thoroughly as full papers, but can be shorter and reflect novel thinking that might not have been fully elaborated just yet.

In addition to student papers, short papers are equally invited, as this call is open to sketchy ideas, opinion or a call for collaboration.

Papers that pass reviewers’ scrutiny are likely to be included in the published proceedings, kindly supported by Springer (Lecture Notes in Computer Science series).

The deadline for submission is set to 11 January 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://privacyforum.eu/

Previous APF editions:

ENISA Annual Privacy Forum 2018: shaping technology around data protection and privacy requirements

ENISA Annual Privacy Forum 2017: security measures to bolster data protection and privacy

Privacy tools, security measures and evaluation of current technologies under the spotlight at this year’s Annual Privacy Forum

2015 Annual Privacy Forum focusing on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Annual Privacy Forum 2nd edition starts today in Athens

Successful conclusion for the First Annual Privacy Forum

 

 

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Towards secure convergence of Cloud and IoT

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:40

Endpoint devices (sensors, actuators, embedded systems etc.)

In the last few years, we have witnessed a burst of Internet of Things (IoT) products and Cloud has evolved to accommodate the needs of IoT applications, providing many new features specific to aggregating, storing and processing data generated by IoT.

This work combines the existing knowledge of ENISA in IoT and Cloud security and presents an analysis of security challenges and potential security takeaways that vendors of IoT devices and Cloud Service Providers can consider. Among the security takeaways, end-to-end security and adoption of baseline security measures are the ones confirming the need for a holistic approach on security for the IoT ecosystem.

ENISA’s work on Baseline security recommendations for IoT introduced an IoT high-level reference model, which encompasses key elements that promote a significant degree of interoperability across different assets, platforms and environments for IoT. The ENISA IoT high-level reference model formed the basis for this work to divide the challenges and takeaways in three main dimensions: analysis, connectivity and integration.  

The paper includes also four attack scenarios, which highlight how these security challenges can be materialised, and concludes mapping the challenges to the security takeaways.

For more information read the full paper: Towards secure convergence of Cloud and IoT

 

 

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2018 CEF Telecom Call– €13 million to reinforce the EU's Cybersecurity capacity

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:40

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CEF Telecom funding supports projects of common interest that contribute to increasing the interoperability, connectivity and deployment of trans-European digital infrastructures across the EU, improving the daily life of citizens, businesses and public administrations, and thereby contributing to the development of a Digital Single Market.

The call will allow Member States to limit the economic and political damage of cyber incidents, while reducing the overall costs of cyber security at the Member State level.

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); a key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level will be presented at the 6th ENISA NCSS Workshop in Helsinki on the 18 September 2018.

What's in for me?

The call provides for co-funding to different types of entities to develop their cybersecurity capabilities, among which:

  • Entities concerned by the Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive), specifically: national CSIRTs (Computer  Security Incident  Response  Teams), National Competent Authorities, Single Points of Contact, Digital Service Providers, and Operators of Essential Services. Proposals from Operators of Essential Services in the transport and energy sector are particularly welcome;
  • Entities dealing with Cooperative and  Connected  Automated Mobility, in order to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of both the infrastructure and the enabling data for safe, efficient and intelligent mobility;
  • Public bodies with a cooperation agreement with at least eight other Member States legally established to meet  European  Union  Policy objectives associated with  Operational Level Cyber Security.

The recordings of the Virtual Info Day on the Cyber Security call and application process are available here.

Here you can find all information you need on the call, as well as relevant documents.

Who is the contact point for this call?

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) manages the call for proposals and follows up the technical and financial implementation of the projects with the beneficiaries, providing technical expertise and high quality programme implementation.

Follow INEA on Twitter @inea_eu & LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest call developments.

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Save the Date: 4th e-Health Security Conference

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:25

The event will be hosted by the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This event will focus on the aspects related to the implementation of the NIS Directive by the EU Member States, specifically for the Healthcare sector, and will highlight practices regarding the identification of operators of essential services, the baseline security measures and incident notification.

In the same context, the workshop will include sessions dedicated to Medical Devices Security as well as to emerging technologies in eHealth security eg. Blockchain, inviting experts from different Member States to state their expertise in these topics.

For more information please visit the dedicated event page.

 

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ENISA and the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority organise the 6th ENISA NCSS workshop

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:55

The event will focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of NCSS and the creation of  Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs) in the EU.

Experts from different Member States will present and discuss development approaches, best practices, challenges and opportunities around these topics.

The objectives of this one-day workshop are :

  • To get an update on national cyber security strategies.
  • To present and discuss ISACs, as a platform that supports collaboration - a key objective of all national cyber security strategies.
  • To bring stakeholders from the public and the private sector together.

The Commission proposal Sept 2017,  Article 6 – paragraph 2, quotes ENISA as the Agency to facilitate the establishment of and continuously support sectoral Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs), in particular in the sectors listed in Annex II of Directive (EU) 2016/1148, by providing best practices and guidance on available tools, procedure, as well as on how to address regulatory issues related to information sharing.

We invite you to join us! Please register here:

More details on the agenda can be found here

 

 

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Getting ready for the fifth ENISA FORTH NIS Summer School

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:40

The Summer School will be held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, from September 24th to 28th, 2018.

In the past, the Summer School on Network and Information Security (NIS) was conducted in four consecutive years, from 2008 to 2011. Due to its success, it is now ready to be brought back to life.

This year, besides keynote presentations in emerging security areas, the NIS Summer School offers cybersecurity specialists a number of hands-on trainings in important topics of cybersecurity, in particular:

  • Internet of Things Security
  • Incident Handling
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Introduction to Post Quantum Cryptography

The aim of the event is to bring together policy makers, managers and experts from the industry, as well as members of the research and academic community. Besides knowledge transfer, the event offers excellent networking opportunities for the participants in the unique natural and cultural environment of Crete.

For more details on the event and registration, please visit the Summer School's website at: https://nis-summer-school.enisa.europa.eu/

 

 

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New National Cyber Security Agenda published by the Netherlands

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:45

The NCSA comprises seven ambitions that contribute towards the following objective: The Netherlands is capable of capitalizing on the economic and social opportunities of
digitalisation in a secure way and of protecting national security in the digital domain.

  1. The Netherlands has adequate digital capabilities to detect, mitigate and respond decisively to cyber threats
  2. The Netherlands contributes to international peace and security in the digital domain
  3. The Netherlands is at the forefront of digitally secure hardware and software
  4. The Netherlands has resilient digital processes and a robust infrastructure
  5.  The Netherlands has successful barriers against cybercrime
  6. The Netherlands leads the way in the field of cybersecurity knowledge development
  7. The Netherlands has an integrated and strong publicprivate approach to cybersecurity

The full strategy is available in English here.

A short overview of the actions mentioned in the National Cyber Security Agenda is illustrated with an infographic.

ENISA NCSS map

For more information on the status of the development or update of a Cyber Security Strategy in countries around Europe, see also ENISA's National Cyber Security Strategies Interactive map.

 

 

 

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MEP Pavel Telička hosted breakfast discussion on Fake News in cooperation with ENISA

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:34

The term Fake News, more frequently described as the ‘dissemination of online disinformation’, has recently received a lot of media attention as a potential disruptor of democratic processes globally. There is a need to initiate a dialogue in the EU around the possible responses to this phenomenon. In this regard: the misuse of a computer connected to the internet, a compromised online account, a fake online account, or online platforms, may be characterised as a threat where posting on social media, emails, spam and other online activities can cause damage to others, as well as to our society at large.

Under the moderation of the Vice-President of the European Parliament, the Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht and Paolo Cesarini, DG Connect of the European Commission, introduced the policy perspective. Veronika Víchová, representative of the European Values think tank, and Katarina Kertysova, representative of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, represented the academic perspective. Google senior analyst Christian Wagner represented the industry perspective. They gathered to openly discuss the upcoming challenges and opportunities concerning Fake News in the European Union.

The speakers were asked to provide their views, representing EU policy, think tanks, and the industry perspective in order to develop a clearer picture on the current state of art of the public debate. One of the main challenges discussed was the current leaning in the EU towards self-regulation over regulation. The guests all pointed out relevant initiatives, but emphasized that continuous investment and engagement is required to be able to address and hopefully solve this challenge. The conclusion was therefore to continue the debate and create more awareness on the topic, invest in innovative solutions and evaluate, and finally focus on the empowerment of the public.

ENISA’s Executive Director, Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, advised people to "be resistant to fake news: stop, think and then respond”.

In April 2018, the European Commission published its Communication “Tackling Online Disinformation: A European Approach”. As input to this process, ENISA presented an Opinion Paper to the Commission.

Download ENISA’s opinion paper and recommendations on Fake News.

 

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ENISA met the members of its Permanent Stakeholders Group today in Athens

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:28

ENISA was pleased to welcome the members of its Permanent Stakeholders Group to its premises in Athens today, 12th July 2017. The members of the group provided input regarding their work for ENISA and its future work programmes. Among the topics of discussion were also the priorities and challenges in the Network and Information Security field.

The PSG is established by the ENISA regulation (EU) 526/2013. The group advises the Executive Director on the development of the Agency’s work programme, and on ensuring the communication with the relevant stakeholders on all related issues. The members, appointed “ad personam”, constitute a multidisciplinary group deriving from industry, academia, and consumer organisations and were selected upon the basis of their own specific expertise and personal merits.

A new Permanent Stakeholders Group will be soon selected, which will serve for the next 2 ½ years.


The list of the currently appointed members is available in the following link: ENISA PSG

 

 

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“Cybersecurity in the age of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence”: Breakfast debate organised by ENISA and MEP Albrecht

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:37

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The breakfast debate, jointly organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht has just been concluded in Strasbourg, France. Invited guests shared their views and discussed the upcoming challenges concerning information technology security in the European Union.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancing rapidly and having potential impact on our everyday lives, the participants were invited to join the debate surrounding the question of cybersecurity measures and standards. These new technological developments have the potential to create socio - economic opportunities, while changing the way that humans and machines interact and live, thus posing regulatory, ethical and liability challenges.

The participants included members of the European Parliament, the Commission, representatives of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Member states, industry, and academia, as well as the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the ENISA Management Board. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner-Designate for the Digital Economy and Society opened the discussion with a keynote speech. ENISA’s Executive Director, Udo Helmbrecht, moderated the expert discussion and Q&A session.


 

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EU operational cooperation under test for the second time

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:35

For the second time in less than 2 months the EU CSIRTs Network has responded to the recent global outbreak of ‘NotPetya’ campaign that has also affected Europe.

Since Tuesday, 27th June 2017, a malware outbreak has been infecting IT systems mostly in Europe. News agencies across the globe compared this attack with the recent WannaCry ransomware outburst which shocked the world in May 2017. However there were differences like the attack's initial vector. In the case of WannaCry it was plain exploitation of SMB vulnerabilities while now Microsoft has evidence that a few active infections of the ransomware initially started from the legitimate MEDoc tax accounting updater process.

By utilising effective channels of communications, EU MS CSIRTs have managed to exchange information in a secure and prompt manner. This has resulted in a synchronised cross-border information flow, fast incident response on national level, and better recognition and understanding of the threat and mitigation measures. ENISA has once again actively supported MS CSIRTs on this mission.

The successful cooperation among MS CSIRTs has been driven by the current Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU in a close cooperation with ENISA and other volunteering MS CSIRTs. This adhoc collaboration effort showed good progress in building trust and operational cooperation among EU MS CSIRTs.

Current Chair of the CSIRTs network, CERT-EE, presents today the operational update and situation overview of the 'NotPetya' campaign on behalf of the CSIRTs network at the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Security Issues meeting in Brussels.

Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA, said: “For the second time within two months, the world is faced with a major global cyber-attack.  ENISA is once again closely monitoring the situation and working together with the Member States CSIRTs to respond to the cyber attack thereby helping to manage the cybersecurity of European citizens and businesses.”

 

 

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Getting ready for the European Cyber Security Month 2017

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:56

 “Building together a joint EU advocacy campaign on NIS topics!” is the motto of this year’s ECSM campaign. Preparation for this year’s Cyber Security Month kick-off event is in collaboration with the Estonian Information Systems Authority. Taking place during the Estonian Presidency, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communication will be hosting the kick-off event at their premises in Tallinn on the 29th September 2017.

The ECSM runs for the entire October, with each of its four weeks focusing on a different topic. During each week, ENISA and its ECSM partners will be organising events and activities centred on each of these themes. Events may have an emphasis on education material, strategy summits, general presentations to users, online quizzes, etc.  2017 marks the 5 year anniversary of the ECSM campaign.

Check out the themes planned for this year’s ECSM:

Week 1: Oct. 2-6
Theme: Cyber Security in Workplace
Targeting businesses, the aim of the theme is to raise awareness amongst company employees, IT professionals & senior management about threats such as Ransomware, Phishing, Malware and to provide general cyber “Hygiene” advice.

Week 2: Oct. 9-13
Theme: Governance, Privacy & Data Protection
Countdown to compliance: Ensure you're ready!!! The aim of this theme is to uncover how to prepare your organization for the new EU Directives and Regulations such as the NIS Directive and the GDPR.


Week 3: Oct. 16-20
Theme: Cyber Security in the Home
The aim of the theme is to raise awareness amongst general users of threats from IoT, online fraud / scams and provide guidance on how protect their home network and protect their online privacy.


Week 4: Oct. 23-27
Theme: Skills in Cyber Security
The theme seeks to support the young with gaining Cyber Security skills via training and education so as to grow the next generation of skilled Cyber Security professionals.

Find out more about the activities and how to get involved here

About ECSM: ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy campaign taking place in October, which aims to raise awareness on cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices.


ECSM video about all you need to know here

 

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Udo Helmbrecht speaks at SEKOP 2017

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:30

Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht was invited to this year’s SEKOP conference to speak about cybersecurity and current challenges from a European perspective. Among other key points, Udo Helmbrecht, talked about ENISA's support to the EU's Members states with the implementation of the NIS Directive while referring to the Internal Digital Single Market risks and protection, he mentioned the following needs:

  • Develop new EU business cases for cybersecurity
  • Use cybersecurity as an economic enabler
  • Invest in business intelligence protection, trustworthy products and services

In order to achieve critical asset protection, the Executive Director of ENISA mentioned the necessity for EU collaboration, more capacity building and sovereignty, along with the harmonization of products, services and skills.  Professor Helmbrecht also called for product liability and the implementation of good practices such as mandatory patching in order for basic security protection to be ensured.

ENISA participated with its own booth at the event, which took place from Saturday 17th June to Monday 19th June 2017 in Hausham, Germany. The event invited experts to discuss, during workshops, current issues, approaches to solutions and best practices related to IT trends and cybersecurity. The motto of the conference was “The CISO Agenda 2018 - Next Challenges”.

 

 

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Cybersecurity in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP): Challenges and risks for the EU

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:30

The study identifies challenges and risks for the EU regarding cyber capacity building in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) context.

Several experts from the public sector, the academia and military, including NATO, contributed to this work in order to give a holistic perspective of cybersecurity requirements, concerns and good practices for military and civilian missions. The study builds on existing EU efforts recommending additional proposals that span across policy, culture, skills, law, capabilities and organizations.

The study is structured around three thematic areas: policies, capacity building, and the integration of cyber in the CSDP missions, with the last one being its main focus.

The full study is available here

 

 

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New cyber security information service launched today by ENISA

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:50

“Cyber Security Info Notes” are short papers produced by ENISA on information security topics, which aim at highlighting assessed facts regarding information security related incidents and developments. The main focus is on providing an independent and ‘calm’ opinion and on advising stakeholders targeted by these incidents/developments.

The philosophy and goals of the Agency’s information service are to provide an expert point of view that is not driven by urgency. “Cyber Security Info Notes” deliver a neutral, balanced and comprehensive point of view, together with recommendations. This work consists of a synthesis of both publicly available material and own experience.

ENISA has updated and enhanced its existing “Info Notes” service with the aim of producing useful information for its stakeholder communities based on all of the Agency’s work. The content covers a wide range of cybersecurity information e.g. vulnerabilities, threats, incidents, developments etc.

In addition ENISA aims to establish context out of security information. This contribution will be achieved by putting current events, incidents and news into the context of internal and external work.

ENISA’s Cyber Security Info Notes will be published on a regular basis (1-2 per month) and on a per request basis such as during the event of important cyber security incidents.

For more information visit ENISA’s Cyber Security Info Notes section.

“Disinformation operations in cyber-space”

The first Cyber Security Info Note titled “Disinformation operations in cyber-space” outlines the emergence of disinformation campaigns in cyber-space. In the context of disinformation operations, the note provides an overview of the trending threat of "tainted leaks" and depicts the mitigation approach used against a recent disinformation campaign.

For the full note: Disinformation operations in cyber-space

 

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CSIRT maturity evaluation process - How is CSIRT maturity assessed?

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:30

CSIRTs will find in ENISA's new report a comprehensive overview about assessment parameters which was also translated into an online survey tool for a direct maturity self-assessment.

The CSIRT maturity improvement process includes a survey with questions and answers for all the parameters of the commonly used SIM3 (Security Incident Management Maturity Model) model, which makes it considerably easier for any CSIRT team to self-assess their maturity in the terms of SIM3. The survey is complete with a mapping to the proposed CSIRT maturity scale (with the steps basic, intermediate and certifiable), so that a team member who use the survey can self-assess their maturity on that scale.

As an additional element of the evaluation process ENISA suggests a peer review methodology. A methodology for how to do peer reviews between trusted teams, complementary to the self-assessment approach and intended as a form  of intra-community mutual support aimed at further enhancing all teams' maturity. The proposed peer review approach is a flexible one, that is expected to suit the needs of all teams involved.

For the full report: Study on CSIRT Maturity – Evaluation Process

For the survey tool (beta version): CSIRT Maturity - Self-assessment Survey

Background:
The EU Network and Information Security Directive  (NISD) creates a CSIRTs network "to contribute to developing confidence and trust between the Member States and to promote swift and effective operational cooperation". The Directive states that each Member State shall designate one or more CSIRTs which shall comply with the requirements set out in point (1) of Annex I (requirements), covering at least the sectors referred to in Annex II and the services referred to in Annex III, responsible for risk and incident handling in accordance with a well-defined process.

The Directive gives high-level requirements that designated CSIRTs must observe, and tasks that they must perform.

ENISA has carried out a considerable amount of work in the CSIRT area, and this work contributes by sharping the role of ENISA in helping CSIRTs on their way to a higher maturity level. With this new practical guide CSIRTs will be better prepared to protect
their constituencies and improve team's maturity.

 

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Opening the ENISA Annual Privacy Forum 2017

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:11

With a view to stimulate interactive discussions, identify new trends and produce compelling input to policy making, APF17 brings together representatives from policy, academia and the industry as well as the law enforcement community (Europol / EC3), the EDPS and civil society.

Notable speakers in this year's edition of the ENISA APF include: Wojciech Wiewiórowski (EDPS), Prof. Reinhard Posch, (TU Graz & Austria Chief Information Officer), Peter Fleischer (Google) and many more. Compelling discussions are expected in the interactive panels that include Privacy regulation in a global context and Lawful interception and PETs.

ENISA's Head of Stakeholders Relations and administration department, Mr. Paulo Empadinhas, will open the conference tomorrow at 9.00 a.m. together with the Dean of University of Vienna, Prof. Paul Oberhammer, and Prof. Erich Schweighofer.

APF17 is for the first time streamed live at: http://privacyforum.eu/multimedia/ .


Stay connected with #APF17: follow @PrivacyForum_EU and @ENISA_eu on twitter, and the dedicated site http://privacyforum.eu/.

 

 

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“Mastering the Power of Connectivity”: Udo Helmbrecht speaks about 5G infrastructure & connectivity at the Connected Citizens Summit 2017

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 20:15

The summit, which was co-hosted by newspapers Politico and Welt, gathered more than 100 participants from private and public sectors; European institutions, national ministries, international organizations, city governments, civil society organizations and companies across major sectors.

Udo Helmbrecht together with MEP Pilar del Castillo, joined the discussion on infrastructure and answered the question “Are we equipped to master connectivity?’’. Udo Helmbrecht mentioned that cyber security is still underdeveloped specifically for IoT components and that there is still a need for investment in digital skills and infrastructure from the EU level, member States and private sector. Talking about security improvements through the new Telecom Code, which is expected to be adopted by end of 2017 or early 2018, ENISA’s Executive Director said: “The new improvements will certainly contribute to a more secured and harmonised telecommunications environment across Europe”.

For more information about the Connected Citizens Summit 2017: http://www.politico.eu/event/connected-citizens-summit-2/

Related material:
ENISA study on Analysis of security measures deployed by e-communication providers

 

 

 

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Visit to ENISA by the Agency's Management Board Chair and Vice-Chair

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 22:00

The objective of the visit was the exchange of views on a variety of different subjects associated with the ENISA's work programme 2018, the review of the  Agency mandate and the challenges and opportunities associated with it.

In addition the programme during the visit included:

  • Meeting with ENISA’s Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht and staff, for an update on the Wannacry outburst and ENISA's role in the collaboration among EU Member States.
  • A discussion on matters related to ENISA's Management Board activities.
  • Meeting with the Agency's staff.

For more information:  ENISA Management Board

 

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National Liaison Officers meet today at ENISA

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:59

During the meeting, NLOs exchanged views with ENISA experts and elaborated on the objectives of the year.

The meeting included discussions on the future role of NLOs following the implementation of the NIS Directive and the new ENISA mandate, as well as updates on upcoming events by ENISA such as the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), and ENISA’s role in the NIS Directive Co-operation Group and the CSIRTs Network.

National Liaison Officers are the first point of contact of ENISA in the Member States, acting as ‘facilitators’ for ENISA activities within their countries. The Network currently comprises thirty-five members of the EU Member States, EEA countries and the European Institutions.

For more information visit ENISA NLOs Network page.

 

 

 

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