NIS Brokerage

Information about the ENISA European NIS Good Practice Brokerage activities

Published under NIS in Education

Concept of the NIS good practice brokerage

The exchange of good practices between EU Member States is essential to enhance the level of Network and Information Security (NIS) on a pan-European scale. ENISA acts as a broker in the European NIS ‘marketplace’ to faciltate the exchange of good practices.

What ENISA does to facilitate NIS good practice exchange

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In order to facilitate good practice exchange, ENISA, among other things:

  1. supports co-operative meetings with Member States and other stakeholders;
  2. assists in the exchange of experts between Member States;
  3. supports the exchange of good practice material; and
  4. injects its expertise into co-operative projects.

Fact sheet on the NIS good practice brokerage.

NIS in education: an ENISA report and brokerage

The Report on Network Information Security (NIS) in Education comes at a time when education and ITC are interrelated and interconnected more than ever. The challenge of the digitally active citizen is to remain informed on the news coming from the dynamic field of ITC and of Information Security in particular.


Long life learning, formal, non-formal and informal education are on the agenda of policymakers. Children, youth and their peers, parents and educators are all part of the discussion and the recommendation is that they should cooperate and get involved as much as possible.


Through Network Information Security in Education we understand the transmission of basic safety information to the young, citizens using the internet.


Our intention with is to start the knowledge transfer process between all involved actors in order to achieve sustainable results with a real impact on the European digital citizen. One way to achieve this is by disseminating the work done in the last few years by ENISA by using a language that can be understood by the target group. We have summarized the findings of ENISA reports by means of concise information in form of fiches. Interested parties can read and use this material and, if necessary, look for further details in the full documents. The selection of the reports was done in order to deliver content that is relevant to can be directly used for educational purposes.


In addition to the fiche produced, within this report we would like to point the excellent work in the field done by a series of organisations (national and international). In order to be updated and use the most relevant information needed we included some recommended readings both under “Related Work” in the Annex (see Annex III: Related work).


In the policy flagship of the European Commission, The Digital Agenda for Europe, it is mentioned that ‘’Youth engagement will make the Digital Agenda a reality’’. The information included in this consolidated report supports the process of being better informed, better educated and better involved in the area of NIS, thus contributing towards the objectives of the Digital Agenda.

The full report can be found HERE


On 28th of November 2011 in Linz, Austria, ENISA met delegates from 3 German speaking countries; (Luxembourg, Austria and Germany) to discuss how to better broker information on the topic of Network Information Security in Education. Among the issues discussed were how to achieve a better sharing of good security practices, such as:


  • Base teaching on emotional issues and not purely technical ones (LU)
  • Apply successful partnership models for a better and more efficient outreach (LU)
  • Adopt roles for teachers as multipliers in schools (AU)
  • Use existing material on information security policy for schools (LU)
  • Gaining more visibility at EU level through communication work (ENISA)


For more information follow this link.

Examples of successful cooperation initiatives

ENISA has already facilitated several co-operation initiatives in various fields of NIS and involving several stakeholders. An example is the co-operation project between Hungary and Bulgaria for the establishment of the Bulgarian governmental CERT. Another example involves support for workshops on the structured exchange of cyber-crime related information between the financial sector and governments of several Member States.

To suggest cooperation initiatives and for further information

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