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ENISA launches the Cybersecurity Strategies Evaluation Tool

Today ENISA launches the Cybersecurity Strategies Evaluation tool.

Published on September 18, 2018

The new National Cybersecurity Strategies evaluation tool will help Member States evaluate their priorities according to their National Cyber Security Strategies. For each strategic objective, the tool offers recommendations and ideas on how to improve. ENISA developed the tool with the aim to provide results in a quick, easy and user-friendly manner.

Authorities monitoring the implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) can use the tool to follow the national implementation and to reflect on the next strategy priorities. Updates of the tool in the future will include new questions and objectives to cover the needs of the emerging cybersecurity landscape. This tool also supports the NIS Directive requirements for all the Member States to have a NCSS and regularly update it.

ENISA has also updated its interactive NCSS map, improving its usability and introducing new features, such as the strategy's implemented objectives, detailed examples, version history and language selection.

The new tools will be presented today during the sixth ENISA National Cyber Security Strategies workshop. The workshop will focus on the latest news from the NCSS landscape and the collaboration through Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC). The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – a key EU funding instrument meant to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level, will be presented at the workshop.

The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) is hosting the event in Helsinki, where more than 50 stakeholder from both private and public sector will participate.

Background information

Since 2012, ENISA has been supporting the EU Member States to develop, implement and evaluate their National Cyber Security Strategies. To achieve this goal, ENISA has developed several tools, studies, guidelines and a group of experts.

Initially, only 12 Member States implemented such strategies in their national legislations. Currently, all 28 EU Member States have a National Cyber Security Strategy, while many of them are developing their second or even third versions.


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