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European Parliament delegation visit to understand how to strengthen EU resilience

Today, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) welcomed the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE).

Published on September 22, 2021

At the ENISA headquarters in Athens, the Agency held an exchange of views with the delegation including the Chair of the Committee, Raphaël Glucksmann, Vice-chair Morten Løkkegaard as well as members Barry Andrews and Bart Groothuis.

The topics of cybersecurity, capacity-building, resilience, training, situational awareness, awareness-raising, global cooperation and information sharing are very relevant to work of the Committee. ENISA Executive Director, Juhan Lepassaar gave an overview of the Agency’s tasks and activities as well as overview of the current state of play of cybersecurity in the EU.

Mr. Lepassaar shared that in 2020 a total of 949 cybersecurity incidents with significant impact were reported including 742 within the critical sectors under the NIS Directive. In 2019, 432 cyber incidents within critical sectors were reported to have a significant impact. This represents a 72% increase of reported NIS incidents (with significant impact) between 2019 and 2020.

The Agency presented on the work in the area of Network Information and Security (NIS) as well as the recent ENISA threat landscape on supply chain security. Finally, the operational cooperation and the role of the Agency when large-scale cross-border cyber incidents occur was presented.

Further information

ENISA about page

ENISA Strategy - A Trusted and Cyber Secure Europe (in 23 EU languages)

ENISA Single Programming Document 2021-2023

Press Release: Understanding the increase in Supply Chain Security Attacks

Press release: ENISA and CERT-EU sign Agreement to start their Structured Cooperation

Press release: EU Boost against cyberattacks: EU Agency for Cybersecurity welcomes proposal for the Joint Cyber Unit

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