New Permanent Stakeholders' Group of Top Security Advisors Appointed

By Enisa - European Network And Information Security Agency, PRNE
Monday, February 15, 2010

BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, February 17, 2010 - As of today, a new composition of 30 top security experts start their
term of office as members of the Permanent Stakeholders' Group (PSG), giving
advice to the EU's 'cyber security' Agency ENISA-the European Information and
Security Agency. The PSG is a group of leading security experts that gives
advice to the Agency Executive Director, e.g. in drawing up a proposal for
the Agency's Work Programme.

The selected applicants are appointed ad personam as PSG Members. That
means that they do neither represent a country, nor a company, but are
selected upon basis of expertise and personal merits. The term of office for
the members is 2,5 years, i.e. 2010-2012.The first meeting of the new PSG
takes place on 24th March, 2010, in Athens. A list of the appointed members
can be downloaded at:

The Executive Director Dr. Udo Helmbrecht comments:

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of 30 members of the next PSG.
In my vision for the Agency, I am convinced Europe needs more cooperation and
dialogue with all security stakeholders. The PSG plays an important role in
this respect. I am looking forward to working closely with each and every
member of the PSG. I am confident the expertise, insight and broad experience
the members will bring to the PSG will be beneficial to the Agency. As Chair
of the PSG, I am determined to take every opportunity to involve the PSG in
taking ENISA further and, in particular, to carefully consider their advice
before taking strategic decisions."


On 30 June 2009, a Call for Expression of Interest for Membership of the
PSG was issued, with a deadline which expired on 30, November, 2009.
Subsequent to a short listing of a number of applicants the Executive
Director of ENISA, Dr. Helmbrecht selected 30 experts, informed the Agency
Management Board of his decision and then appointed the experts ad personam
as members of the 2010-2012 PSG.

For the full list of the new PSG members, and further details,
please refer to:

For interviews: Ulf Bergstrom, Spokesperson, ENISA, press at, Mobile: +30-6948-460143

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