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NIS Summer School key speakers announced

3rd ENISA-FORTH Summer School on NIS ‘Privacy and Security in the Future Internet’, 13-17 September, 2010, Greece. The programme of NIS’2010 include key experts such as Mikko Hyppönen of F-Secure, Bruce Schneier of BT, and EDPS' Peter Hustinx, covering a range of topics that extend beyond pure technological areas towards economic, policy, and legal issues.

Towards the 1st Pan European CIIP exercise

Member States achieved another significant step forward towards conducting the first pan European Exercise on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) at the 2nd workshop in Brussels, on 11, March. The exercises will be testing the efficiency of communication links and procedures in case of incidents affecting Internet's operation.

Train the trainers - SMEs security

Training material, together with 'train-the-trainer reference guides' have been created by ENISA for small and medium enterprises (SME)s. The objective is to assist trainers to raise awareness among SME employees about crucial issues regarding e-mail security, malicious software, identity theft prevention, use of the Internet at home, security while travelling and when working remotely.

How to deploy DNSSEC?

A new "Good Practices Guide for deploying DNSSEC” for information security managers and National Agencies has been published by the Agency.

SecureCloud 2010 agenda announced

SecureCloud 2010 is the first European event to focus specifically on state-of-the-art practices designed to promote security, privacy, and trust in cloud computing. The SecureCloud 2010 conference agenda has now been announced, to be held March 16 – 17 in Barcelona, Spain.

Security Issues in Cross-border e-Authentication

The Agency has launched a new report on Security Issues in Cross-border Electronic Authentication. Improving the interoperability of electronic identification and authentication systems is a European task and a task for all Member States. ENISA analysed the current situation and assessed the security risks of electronic authentication in cross-border solutions. To visualize these risks, two different projects offering cross-border authentication have been examined and evaluated, Netcards/EHIC and Stork.

"Member States need holistic cyber security strategies"

The ENISA Executive Director, Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, stressed the importance of holistic national cyber security strategies speaking at the first Critical Information Infrastructure Protection - CIIP - International Conference in Madrid. These strategies should be an integral part of an overall EU cyber security strategy, Dr Helmbrecht underlined.

Heads of EU Agencies meet Barroso

The Heads of the EU Agencies, met on 17 February with the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. The objective is to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership between EU Agencies and the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Moreover, they will share their views on the EU’s future approach to the governance of the Agencies.

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