Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA.
Welcome to the web site of ENISA -the European Network and Information Security Agency, working for the EU Institutions and Member States. ENISA is the EU’s response to these cyber security issues of the European Union. As such, it is the 'pace-setter' for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise.
The objective is to make ENISA’s web site the European ‘hub’ for exchange of information, best practices and knowledge in the field of Information Security. This web site is an access point to the EU Member States and other actors in this field. 'ENISA- Securing Europe's Information Society'.
ENISA's Executive Director, Prof. Udo Helmbrecht was nominated by the Management Board and later made a presentation for the European Parliament on 16 April, 2009. He assumed his position on 16, October, 2009.
What does ENISA do?
Operative networks contribute to the smooth functioning of the Internal Market, and concretely affect the daily lives of the citizens and business alike, using broadband, online banking, ecommerce, and mobile phones.
Therefore, the Agency's Mission is essential to achieve a high and effective level of Network and Information Security within the European Union. Together with the EU-institutions and the Member States, ENISA seeks to develop a culture of Network and Information Security for the benefit of citizens, consumers, business and public sector organisations in the European Union.
ENISA is helping the European Commission, the Member States and the business community to address, respond and especially to prevent Network and Information Security problems.
ENISA is as a body of expertise, set up by the EU to carry out very specific technical, scientific tasks in the field of Information Security, working as a "European Agency".
The Agency also assists the European Commission in the technical preparatory work for updating and developing Community legislation in the field of Network and Information Security.
ENISA came into being following the adoption of Regulation (EC) No 460/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on 10 March 2004. Operations started in Crete in September 2005, after an initial setting up period in Brussels.
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