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ENISA’s Udo Helmbrecht at the EU Cybersecurity Strategy Conference

Published on May 28, 2015

ENISA’s Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht participates at the 2nd High Level Conference on EU Cybersecurity, organised by the European Commission, taking place today 28th May 2015, in Brussels.

Udo Helmbrecht will be moderating the panel discussion on “the realities of network and information security”. The panel will examine the growing importance of securing networks and information systems which is critical for ensuring the proper functioning of infrastructures and businesses alike. The panel will look into the challenges for ensuring cyber resilience, preventing and responding to cyber incidents in governments and the private sector, while also addressing the legislative developments in the area, and examine opportunities for cooperation*.

The event will also focus on the following areas:

  • Making the EU an industrial leader in trustworthy ICT
  • Building Capacity to fight cybercrime and strengthen cybersecurity in the EU and beyond
  • Achievements of the EU Cybersecurity Strategy, the challenges and opportunities ahead


Udo Helmbrecht said: “The event is an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges on cyber resilience, explore whether we are doing enough and how to bring forward the cooperation between the public and the private sector. An important aspect to look into is how we involve SMEs to become more effective in this area. For the EU to become the single market of choice for governments and industry, it is necessary to have trusted core NIS technologies and services for industry and citizens. The recently published DSM offers opportunities to businesses to make use of the benefits of the EU’s internal market. ENISA with its expertise is in the unique position to contribute and address the needs for high level online network security”.



The event aims to provide an overview of the state of play of the implementation of the five main priorities of the EU Cybersecurity Strategy and showcase highlights of its main actions. The conference will be an opportunity to explore the way forward regarding the proposal for a Network and Information Security Directive, the EU cybersecurity industrial strategy and the next steps for capacity building for cyber defence and fighting cybercrime (*source Digital agenda for Europe)

The EU Cyber Security Strategy was presented by the Commission and the HR/VP in 2013.

Related documents:

ENISA welcomes the Commission initiatives on the Digital Single Market for Europe

ENISA on EU cyber security at Parliament’s SEDE Committee



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