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ENISA on advancing cybersecurity capabilities and cooperation at ITU regional meeting

Published on November 30, 2016

On the 29th and 30th November 2016 in Bulgaria, ENISA together with the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria organised the Regional Cybersecurity Forum for Europe.

High-level representatives from forty-three European countries from government, public and national authorities, policymakers, service providers, academia, and cybersecurity experts looked into the challenges, good practices, regional cooperation and information sharing in cybersecurity, with a special focus on National Cybersecurity Strategies (NCSS) and National CSIRTs.

Following the welcome notes of Ivaylo Moskovski (Minister of Transport, Bulgaria) and Jaroslaw Ponder (ITU), ENISA’s Head of Core Operations Dr Steve Purser, in his keynote address, gave an overview of the Agency’s activities in the related fields and how it actively contributes and supports the Member States develop cyber responses through trainings, exercises, supporting CSIRTs and the development of NCSS. The recently NIS Directive lays down the requirements to achieve a higher level of security in the Union. Within this frame, Member States are required to establish a national NIS strategy and CSIRT(s). “Cooperation and trust are key to protect critical infrastructures and to advance cybersecurity capabilities across Europe.” said Steve Purser.

More information about the meeting is available online

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