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Future security 'compass course' for Europe; key message at FIRST, Miami

Dr Udo Helmbrecht, the Executive Director of ENISA made a keynote presentation at the 22nd annual FIRST conference, taking place in Miami, USA, on 16 June.

Published on June 18, 2010

Speaking on the topic of 'Securing Europe's Information Society', the key message of Dr Helmbrecht was that, with the Digital Agenda in our backpack, the future 'compass course' and reinforced internet security tasks for Europe and ENISA are getting clerarer every day. (See e.g. earlier news items on the Digital Agenda and reinforced role for ENISA, on the Article 13a of the Telecom Package and CIIP resilience exercise preparations.)

The keynote was well received, especially due to the outline with "hands-on" examples blended with policy aspects. The audience was composed of a well- balanced representation of key policy actors, technology experts and CERT managers.

 For full speech:

Next year in Vienna

The Executive Director congratulated the organisers to the successful event, and is looking forward to next year, the 23rd FIRST conference, which will be taking place in Vienna, in June, 12 -17/06, 2011.


Background on FIRST:

FIRST is the global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams and as such a recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents, reactive as well as proactive. The organisation brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations.

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