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ENISA at Omnicard

Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA’s Executive Director, will be participating at the Main Forum at the Omnicard event in Berlin on Wednesday 21st January, 2015, on the panel on “Secure identities - an effective tool to increase information security?” (“Sichere Identitäten - eine wirksame Maßnahme für mehr Informationssicherheit!?”) .

Published on January 21, 2015

The discussion will be centered on eIDAS as well as ENISA’s contribution to the e-Das directive, the proposed data protection regulation, Smart Grids, and TTIP. Special focus will also be placed on eID infrastructure and services including authentication methods in e-Finance and e-Payment services.

On Thursday the 22nd January, ENISA’s Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit, Dr. Ouzounis, will be presenting at the Main Forum on “Smart Homes” on the latest research and the wider EU policy environment in the field. In particular, an overview will be provided on the cyber threats related with the Smart Home, giving the scope on security challenges, risks and countermeasures required. Within this framework, existing good practice is explained, while the next steps in the sector are identified. As design and economic factors highlight the resulting gaps and vulnerabilities, the key issue that remains is securing communications and Smart Infrastructures (smart grids, smart cities, smart health).

ENISA’s work featuring at Omnicard

ENISA’s work, 'Framework on how to evaluate National Cyber Security strategies', is featuring at the Omnicard website. The report is addressed to policy experts and government officials who design, implement and evaluate an NCSS policy. This work is strongly aligned with the EU Cyber Security Strategy (EU CSS) and aims to assist Member States in developing capabilities in the area of NCSS.

The framework developed is a flexible and pragmatic approach based on good practices shared by leading experts on NCSS, taken from eighteen EU National Cyber Security Strategies and eight non-EU strategies. It can easily be adjusted to the needs of different Member States depending on the level of maturity reached in the lifecycle of a NCSS. It proposes a step wise approach and introduces a set of practical key performance indicators (KPIs). It also issues recommendations that would allow proper implementation.

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