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ENISA at EIF meeting on Trust & Cybersecurity

ENISA's Head of Stakeholder Relations and Administration Paulo Empadinhas, was at the EIF meeting on ‘Trust & Cyber-security’ on May 24th 2016 in Brussels, presenting public authorities' support for trust in the information society and cyber security.

Published on May 25, 2016

ENISA as a key player in the NIS stakeholders’ constellation promotes the exchange of good practices, consensus building and sharing experiences, which are key factors to enhancing cooperation among Member States and properly implementing the requirements of the common EU framework in Network and Information Security. Paulo Empadinhas highlighted the ten key points which ENISA  advises Member States’ authorities, on how they can continue to improve their cybersecurity capabilities, especially with regards to meeting the requirements of the NIS Directive. These include to:

  • Develop clear and coherent information sharing schemes. Member States should therefore work together with ENISA to ensure that national schemes can be combined in a sensible manner to support information exchange across the EU
  • Foster public - private collaboration on cyber security
  • Use cybersecurity as an economic enabler
  • Develop and maintain clear cybersecurity strategies
  • Develop awareness and training in the area of cybersecurity
  • Continue to develop and empower national CSIRTs
  • Develop and implement effective incident reporting schemes for cyber security incidents.
  • Use risk-based approaches to securing governmental services
  • Improve cooperation between communities and across national borders to improve threat intelligence and promote the application of good practices, and
  • Ensure smooth implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In his interview Paulo Empadinhas said: “More cooperation is needed along with a higher level of awareness of all levels of society without forgetting the EU citizens”. He highlighted the work ENISA - the EU cyber security Agency - is delivering for Europe, gaining ground in some areas where Member States understand the need of adequate legislation, with the good examples of the NIS Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He added: “Europe is growing more and more digital, with the next generation of citizens, politicians and entrepreneurs thinking more about security and privacy by design at the stage of the development of new products and services."

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