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Irma, Assistant to the Head of Operations Department, of Dutch origin.
I joined ENISA in 2005, in its early days, after having worked in The Hague, Zurich and Brussels. In general I like new challenges and opportunities to extend my knowledge.
I had since long loved Greece because of the beautiful nature, climate, music and dances, so moving here was an easy decision for me. So far, it has been a very exciting journey to follow the Agency’s developments. Firstly I was working in Crete, and now I am based in Athens. Working for a Head of Department has given me a great overview of all the topical issues related to cyber security, and a professional opportunity to use my organisational and language skills. Since I have always been passionate about European integration, it is a real privilege for me to be able to contribute to this process by working for ENISA. I enjoy the international atmosphere at work and the opportunities to spend my life in this beautiful country.
I joined the ENISA in 2013 in the unit Secure infrastructure and services. I am security and resilience of communication Networks Officer and I work to foster security and resilience of European communications networks with particular focus to Critical Information Infrastructures and Internet infrastructure.
This job perfectly fits my academic background and previous experience: I hold a MSc in in Cybersecurity at Tallinn University of Technology, in the past I participated in the ICANN and IETF and I was the intranet manager of a major financial group in Italy for 9 years coordinating an internal network of over 6,000 employees.
My goal is to help EU institutions, Member States and Telco operators to secure Europe's information society. I travel a lot between Member States and I try to engage all interested actors in order to make the communications of all European citizens more resilient and secure. Before living in Athens, I have lived in Italy, Tallinn, Berlin and Chicago and definitely Athens is one of the best cities I have been for quality of life.
The nice and friendly atmosphere and the multicultural environment of an EU-body, are two of the characteristics I like most about working at ENISA.
Working as ICT Solutions Architect in this environment is demanding but multi-facetted and very exciting. It allows me to develop professionally, interact with colleagues from all over Europe and face ever-changing challenges. And Crete is a really nice place to live!
I joined ENISA in 2007. Having previously worked for the EMEA agency based in London I was happy to continue to be working within the European Agencies.I have enjoyed the challenges that ENISA has to offer in terms of professional development.
I particularly like working with colleagues from other European Member States, the diversity of languages and learning about different cultures and traditions. I have grown to love the island of Crete and its friendly and welcoming people. Three things I enjoy most working at the Agency? Knowledgeable and friendly colleagues, the local people, nature and food of Crete, and the knowledge that all together we make a difference.
I am a computer scientist by training and worked on privacy in electronic networks for several years.
In 2011, I had the opportunity to make an internship at ENISA for 6 months. I soon realised that the Agency is a splendid place to work for a person with expertise in security technologies and interest for their impact on society. A few years later, I eagerly applied for a vacant position at ENISA, and I was privileged to be selected. Soon, I'll have been here already for a year.
I keep enjoying working in Greece together with people from all over Europe, in different languages, and learning every day, as we cover many varying cyber security areas.
After being a Seconded National Expert to ENISA for one year in 2006, I've become fully dedicated to work for Europe full time. Since joining in 2008 I have written or edited many reports in the field of cyber security, notably on data breach notifications, supply chain integrity and electronic identities.
I appreciate ENISA for the opportunities it creates for collaboration with European and national administration as well as with big private companies at international level. I also enjoy the opportunities to socialise with the multi-national staff.
Privately, I take particular pleasure in the nature and scenery in Greece, which allow me to pursue my hobbies - mountain trekking and diving.