Press Release

ENISA fostering exchanges at #hub15 for enhanced cyber security

Published on December 11, 2015

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ENISA organised discussions around cyber security topics at #hub15 conference in Berlin. The objective was to raise awareness on current cyber security efforts and challenges.

ENISA took part at #hub15 conference in Berlin. The event gathered more than two thousand participants with a focus on information and communication technology.

During the day, ENISA promoted the need for cyber security in Europe by organising focused discussions with experts from the public and the private sector, with many registered participants. ENISA and invited speakers raised awareness on key points for a more secure European Digital Single Market:

  • Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA Executive Director, presented the role of the Agency and the importance to bridge the public and private sector. After a presentation of this year’s achievements, ENISA’s work programme for 2016 was highlighted along with the new emerging topics (IoT and Smart Infrastructures, Digital Single Market)
  • Rainer Baumgart (CEO Secunet Security Networks AG) discussed on the importance of IoT security in smart infrastructures, as they impact both on the safety and the privacy of citizens. ENISA domains of interests cover smart homes, smart cities, eHealth, smart airports, and industry 4.0
  • Reinhard Posch (CIO Austria, ENISA MB) reinforced the need for collaboration in Europe as a way to ensure security and privacy, especially within the domain of electronic identification, at the light of the eIDAS Directive.
  • Bernd Kowalski (Head of Unit BSI) explained the German IT Security Act. This initiative shows how important is it to secure the Digital Single Market in the EU

Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA, commented on #hub15: “With the rise of emerging technologies like IoT, the need for cyber security increases in Europe. The Agency’s participation at #hub15 was positive to engage in discussions on the actions pursed by ENISA and its partners in this direction”.

ENISA pursues its objective for a secure Digital Single Market by fostering collaboration between the public and the private sector in Europe.

For more information visit ENISA’s event page

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