Cyber Security Agency ENISA Maps Good Practice in Europe

By Enisa - European Network And Information Security Agency, PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011

BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, June 8, 2011 -

The European Union Agency, ENISA, (European Network and
Information Security Agency) has today launched online an updated edition of
its "Country Reports" on network and information security (NIS) in the Member
States and other European countries.

The publication finds that European countries are highly
varied in how prepared they are for dealing with cybercrime, network attacks
and network resilience. Updated and extended for this third edition, "Country
Reports" ( features an
overview and detailed, separate reports on 30 European countries. Information
includes identification of stakeholders and trends.

A key finding is that no pattern exists in the observed European
countries with respect to the existence of a national NIS strategy. However,
many countries are enhancing their efforts and making progress in this area.
Information exchange mechanisms and cooperation amongst key stakeholders also
vary from country to country. Successful NIS initiatives - are outlined as
blueprints for others to consider. Areas examined include security incident
management and reporting, risk management and emerging risks, network
resilience, privacy and trust, and awareness raising.

"Country Reports" offers a unique overview of the current NIS landscape
in the 27 EU Member States and the three European Economic Area countries
[EEA: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway], without comparing them individually
with each other, given the different historical origins of NIS structures in
these states. Each national report outlines: the individual country's NIS
strategy, regulatory framework and major policy measures; key stakeholders
and their mandate, role and responsibilities. They provide an overview of the
main NIS activities, stakeholders' interactions; information exchange
mechanisms, co-operation platforms, and country-specific facts, trends, and
good practices case studies.

The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht comments:

"This new edition of "Country Reports" provides an essential
overview of the NIS landscape and structures in all the EU and EEA Member
States. Mapping the IT security position for each country provides a key
source of information for sharing of good practices with policy and decision

For Updated Country Reports

For interviews: Ulf Bergstrom, Spokesman, ENISA, press at, Mobile: +30-6948-460-143 or Giorgos Dimitriou, Expert External Relations, Giorgos.dimitriou at

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