Press Release

World class experts to Permanent Stakeholders’ Group wanted

Do you have what it takes in cyber security skills, expertise and competence to be one of the world-class experts advising ENISA?

Published on April 18, 2012

The EU’s cyber security agency, ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency), is launching the call for the best and brightest IT security brains to become new members of its Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) for the period of August 2012 to February 2015 (2.5 years). The PSG advises the Executive Director in e.g. drawing up a proposal for the Agency’s Work Programme and all issues related thereto.

The PSG will be composed of 30 leading experts in network and information security. The PSG members should represent relevant stakeholders, for example, the information and communication technologies industry, consumer and user organisations, as well as academic and research institutions. The current PSG is composed of 19 experts from industry, seven from users’ organisations and four from academia and research.  The selected applicants will be appointed ad personam as PSG Members. They neither represent a country nor a company. An example of an earlier PSG member is Howard Schmidt, who later became the White House Cyber-Security Coordinator for the Obama Administration.

How to apply? Applicants are invited to submit their full applications as soon as possible and no later than 30 April 2012.

Do you have what it takes?

The Executive Director will take the following criteria into consideration while assessing the applications:

• Proven abilities in the fields relevant to the mandate of the PSG

• Capacity to contribute to issues that relate to the Agency’s tasks

• The ability to cover a wide range of expertise in information and communication technology industries

Fifteen experts may be selected from e.g. fixed and mobile telecommunication operators, internet service providers, security service providers, hardware/software industries, and consumer and user organisations. Approximately five experts could be selected from e.g. internet users, administrations, the public and private service sectors, and academia/research institutions. Around 10 experts may be selected from areas of activity such as cryptographic applications, identity management, biometrics, risk analysis and management, network and information security, and electronic processes. The mandate of the forthcoming PSG runs from August 2012 until around February 2015 for a total of 2.5 years. Travel and subsistence expenses incurred for PSG activities are reimbursed by the Agency.

Full call: Practical Guidance for Applicants to the ENISA Permanents Stakeholders’ Group

For more details contact: Media: Graeme Cooper, Head of Public Affairs, ENISA, press@enisa.europa.eu. Applicants: PSG Secretariat, PSGCall2012@enisa.europa.eu.

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