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ENISA welcomes the European Commission proposal to create a network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres

ENISA welcomes the proposals by the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union address on the 12th September 2018 to increase investment in cybersecurity in Europe.

Published on September 13, 2018

ENISA also welcomes the proposal on the creation of a Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres including a new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre to invest in stronger and pioneering cybersecurity capacity in the European Union.

Building on last year’s State of the Union’s address, where ENISA was given a stronger role including a legislative proposal for a permanent mandate for the Agency, these ambitious cybersecurity initiatives are the next steps forward for the EU, Member States, industry, academia and consumers to secure and capitalise on the benefits of the Digital Single Market.

Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA, said: “the new proposal for the establishment of a European Cybersecurity Competence Network and Centre is the next big step to boost the cyber capacity and competitiveness of the European cyber security sector.  I believe these initiatives along with the adoption of the proposed Cybersecurity Act will place Europe as a forerunner in the world to lead and leverage the opportunities that a strong European cyberspace can deliver”.

Related documents:

European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation Establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres:

Press release - State of the Union 2018: European Commission proposes measures for securing free and fair European elections,  


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