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ENISA's Executive Director, Udo Helmbrecht, participates at DE-CIX Customer Summit in Frankfurt

Published on October 15, 2014

ENISA’s Executive Director Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht delivered the keynote speech addressing a transatlantic audience at DE-CIX Customer Summit held at the Messeturm in Frankfurt on October 15th, 2014. The event was simultaneously streamed in New York City. This year the summit focuses on peering and Internet security and the development of Internet hubs. This full day event is the fifth DE-CIX Customer Summit, with participants including peering managers, network planners and carrier's carrier representatives.

Prof. Dr Udo Helmbrecht stated in his keynote speech: “The impact of security and resilience of communication networks affects all aspects of online activities with a dramatic increase of risks showcasing on cloud, mobile and wireless services.

The emerging threat environment hampers the availability, integrity and confidentiality of network traffic based on infrastructure vulnerabilities. ENISA’s work is aimed at identifying critical assets and services at national level and cross border interdependencies to foster security and resilience and improve the sector’s power supply dependencies”.

In this scope, ENISA recommends:

  • Foster initiatives on incident information sharing and research on Internet Infrastructure security and resilience
  • Engagement amongst the internet community and applying the best current operational practices to avoid large DDoS and known threats.
  • Refer to the agency studies and upcoming Internet infrastructure threat landscape to prepare your own risk assessment.
  • Participate in the agency’s initiatives on Internet infrastructure security and resilience.


For more information: 5th Annual DE-CIX Customer Summit



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