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Being smart about cybersecurity: ENISA at Omnisecure conference

ENISA participated at the Omnisecure conference taking place on the 16th-18th January, 2017 in Berlin. The event looks into smart ID solutions for products and services. This year’s themes focus on payments, e-Government, intelligent mobility and connected living.

Published on January 18, 2017

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ENISA participated this year in a number of sessions throughout the conference in the areas of National Cyber Security Strategies (NCSS), the NIS Directive, the Payment Service Directive (PSD2). The Agency also related these areas to other policy areas through its approach to Cybersecurity Stakeholders and EU cooperation, taking into account the financial impact on the various actors.

ENISA’s key role in NCSS include leveraging existing knowledge and expertise the area, assisting the MS in evaluating current strategies and the development of new. Furthermore the agency promotes EU cooperation through the CSIRTS network and the EU Cooperation Group on NIS. The agency also assists EOS and DSPs on the smooth implementation of the NIS Directive. 

Smart areas studied by ENISA this past year include automotive cyber security, putting forward specific recommendations for the cyber security and resilience of smart cars, and the launch of the CaRSEC (Cars and Roads SECurity) expert group. The Agency has produced a study on securing smart airports as a guide to airport decision makers and airport information security professionals.  The study aims to provide airport operators with a start-up kit to enhance cybersecurity in smart airports, identifies gaps in different areas, and future steps to enhance cybersecurity in the field.

In the finance sector ENISA has looked into the most used payment applications to identify good practices and help the industry in secure mobile payment applications. A report on blockchain looks into the cyber security benefits and challenges of the technology taking into account the most promising implementations and use cases.

In the area of privacy, ENISA has developed the ‘PETs control matrix’ which works as an assessment framework and tool for the systematic presentation and evaluation of online and mobile privacy tools for end users.

Other relevant studies and recommendations by ENISA on the themes of the conference include securing smart homes, secure adoption of cloud for Governments, smart transport and smart cities.


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