The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
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The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has been working to make Europe cyber secure since 2004. The Agency is located in Athens, Greece and has a second office in Heraklion, Greece.
ENISA is actively contributing to European cybersecurity policy, supporting Member States and European Union stakeholders to support a response to large-scale cyber incidents that take place across borders in cases where two or more EU Member States have been affected. This work also contributes to the proper functioning of the Digital Single Market.
The Agency works closely together with Member States and private sector to deliver advice and solutions as well as improving their capabilities. This support includes inter alia:
- the pan-European Cybersecurity Exercises,
- the development and evaluation of National Cybersecurity Strategies,
- CSIRTs cooperation and capacity building,
- studies on IoT and smart infrastructures, addressing data protection issues, privacy enhancing technologies and privacy on emerging technologies, eIDs and trust services, identifying the cyber threat landscape, and others.
ENISA also supports the development and implementation of the European Union's policy and law on matters relating to network and information security (NIS) and assists Member States and European Union institutions, bodies and agencies in establishing and implementing vulnerability disclosure policies on a voluntary basis.
Since 2019, following the bringing into force of the Cybersecurity Act (Regulation 2019/881), ENISA has been tasked to prepare the ‘European cybersecurity certification schemes’ that serve as the basis for certification of products, processes and services that support the delivery of the Digital Single Market.
The European Cybersecurity Act introduces processes that support the cybersecurity certification of ICT products, processes and services. In particular, it establishes EU wide rules and European schemes for cybersecurity certification of such ICT products, processes and services.
See also :
- ENISA: Programming Document 2020-2022
- ENISA: 15 years of building cybersecurity bridges together
- ENISA: EU Cybersecurity Institutional Map
ENISA's approach is further illustrated below by presenting its activities in different areas:
- Recommendations on cybersecurity and independent advice
- Activities that support policy making and implementation
- ‘Hands On’ work, where ENISA collaborates directly with operational teams throughout the EU
- Bringing together EU Communities and coordinating the response to large scale cross-border cybersecurity incidents
- Drawing up cybersecurity certification schemes