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EU Agency for Cybersecurity and Joint Research Centre discuss cooperation

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity hosted representatives of the Joint Research Centre on 22 January in Athens to discuss closer cooperation between the two bodies.

Published on January 22, 2020

Today, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity held a meeting with representatives of the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to discuss alignment of tasks in the areas of cybersecurity and emerging technologies. We need to build foresight capacities so that both bodies can fulfil their core functions.

Juhan Lepassaar, the Executive Director of the Agency and Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations welcomed the following delegation from the JRC: Dan Chirondojan, Director, Directorate E - Space, Security and Migration, Georg Peter, Head of Unit, Unit E.2, Technology Innovation in Security and Jean-Pierre Nordvik, Unit E.3 - Cyber and Digital Citizens' Security.

The meeting included presentations from the Agency on cybersecurity certification, new technologies and cyber threat intelligence. Other areas of cooperation were discussed including the possibilities of exchanging staff members and the sharing of tools.

The Agency needs to cooperate closely with many partners in the cybersecurity ecosystem. This meeting aims to strengthen our relationship with the JRC to further enhance Europe's knowledge and capabilities in cybersecurity.


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