Press Release

ENISA at OMNISECURE event in Berlin

Published on January 20, 2016

ENISA participated at the OMNISECURE event taking place in Berlin on the 19th- 21st January 2016 under the patronage of the German Ministry of Interior.

On day one of the conference ENISA’s Executive Director, Prof. Udo Helmbrecht was part of the panel discussions on ‘Industry 4.0’ and ‘15 years on eGovernment’. On day two, Helmbrecht moderated the session on ‘IT security in critical infrastructures and the implementation of IT security legislation’.

“The recent agreements on the NIS directive and the General Data Protection Regulation are important steps in securing critical infrastructure and privacy across the EU encouraging the establishment of a high-level cybersecurity. ENISA has an instrumental role in these subjects by engaging communities and proposing practical solutions for operators and manufacturers for securing their business and ensuring the safety of European citizens” said  Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA.

“Business models can capitalise on security as a differentiator factor for products and services as IoT, big data and smart environments are gaining ground across the EU in smart living or transport, eHeath, epayment or eGovernment. Furthermore the application of standards and certification schemes provide high-levels of security, stimulating competition and ensuring interoperability and consumer confidence and market efficiency” commented Dr Ouzounis. ENISA’s Head of Secure Infrastructure and Services Dr Ouzounis also gave insights on good security practices for tackling related challenges and translating legal requirements into practical solutions.

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 . This year ENISA continues its efforts to secure IoT with studies in smart cars, smart hospitals and smart airports.

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Photos from ENISA at Omnisecure



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