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Successful conclusion of 2nd International Conference on Cyber Crisis Cooperation & Exercises

ENISA concluded the 2nd International Conference on Cyber Crisis Cooperation and Exercises, taking place in Athens, 23-24 Sept. The conference gathered more than 120 key international policy and decision makers in cyber-security which came from more than thirty different public and private organisations.

Published on September 30, 2013


This ranged from heads of national or governmental CERTs, national authorities, national defence and security authorities, to industry representatives presenting the latest trends and state-of-the-art in cyber threats and crisis communication procedures.

The ENISA International Conference on Cyber Crisis Cooperation and Exercises is a platform for discussing key trends and developments in cyber exercises and cooperation from different sectors in relation to cyber threats, defence and cyber-crime.

The focus of this year’s conference was on cyber crisis cooperation and exercises, and international cooperation during a crisis, by included topics such as information gathering and common situational awareness, escalation processes and procedures, the cyber crisis management in a crisis management context, cross-country cyber exercises, alerting systems, means and tools of information exchange for cross-border NIS cooperation, and communication, managing public relations and media in the case of major cyber-incident.

ENISA’s Executive Director, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, opened the workings of the Conference: “This conference constitutes an essential part of the on-going, concerted EU effort to enhance network and information security and cyber crisis cooperation across Europe and beyond. Additionally, the conference is a key knowledge sharing platform for national and governmental level cyber security experts.”

The conferences findings will be published in a report which will provide an overview of the area of cyber crisis cooperation and exercises, the challenges and recommendations for future work, as was the case of the 2012 Conference.

 Dr. Panagiotis Trimintzios of ENISA, responsible for Cyber Crisis Cooperation and Exercises activities, closed the conference by thanking all speakers and participants from all over the world for the great discussions, welcoming all back next year.


For more information: 2nd ENISA International Conference on Cyber Crisis Cooperation and Exercises


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