Press Release

ENISA appoints Permanent Stakeholders’ Group members for 2015-2017

ENISA announces the appointment of twenty (20) members from across Europe, to its Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG).

Published on March 09, 2015

The members, appointed “ad personam”, constitute a multidisciplinary group deriving from industry, academia, and consumer organisations and have been selected upon the basis of their own specific expertise and personal merits.

ENISA’s PSG group is composed by “nominated members” and the appointed “ad personam” members, all in total 23 members. Three (3) “nominated members” represent national regulatory authorities, data protection and law enforcement authorities.

The PSG is established by the ENISA regulation (EU) 526/2013. The PSG 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 Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht said: “I am pleased to welcome on board the experts joining our PSG group. All members contribute significantly to the Agency, as their expertise gives us a cross-sector perspective as we work closely together for network and information security and a secure and accessible digital infrastructure. This is vital to an open, safe and secure cyber-space for the economic growth and wealth of the European citizens within the EU digital single market”.

The term of office for the members is 2.5 years, commencing from 1st March 2015 until 1st September, 2017.

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

About ENISA:

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe. ENISA supports the EU and the Member States in enhancing and strengthening their capability and preparedness to prevent, detect and respond to network and information security problems and incidents.

The Agency works closely together with members of both the public and private sector, to deliver advice and solutions that are based on solid operational experience. This includes, the pan-European Cyber Security Exercises, the development of National Cyber Security Strategies, CERTs cooperation and capacity building, but also studies on secure Cloud adoption, addressing data protection issues, privacy enhancing technologies and privacy on emerging technologies, eIDs and trust services, and identifying the cyber threat landscape. ENISA also supports the development of the European Union (EU) policy and law on matters relating to network and information security (NIS), thereby contributing to economic growth in Europe’s internal market.

ENISA’s strategic objectives include: i) developing and maintaining a high level of expertise of EU actors taking into account evolutions in Network & Information Security (NIS), ii) assisting the Member States and the Commission in enhancing capacity building throughout the EU, iii) assisting the Member States and the Commission in developing and implementing the policies necessary to meet the legal and regulatory requirements of Network and Information Security iv) enhancing cooperation both between the Member States of the EU and between related NIS communities.

 

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