Electronic Communications Reference Group (ECRG)

Welcome to the ENISA Electronic Communications Reference Group.


ENISA's Electronic Communications Reference Group (ECRG) includes European providers of public electronic communications networks and services (mobile and fixed telecom operators, VoIP providers, ISPs, IXP providers etc.) and it addresses security topics across the Electronic Communications area - including security measures, incident reporting, data protection, botnet mitigation, interconnection security and other topics.

ECRG provides the opportunity for electronic communications providers to address important issues to ENISA in its work to enhance network and information security in the EU, and it provides the opportunity for ENISA to consult providers and to listen to concerns and ideas. 

Participants are proposed to be from the CISO office of the provider or equivalent working with Network and Information Security.



ECRG is set up to:

  • give feedback on experiences with regulation and supervision to ensure effectiveness and efficiency,
  • exchange and discuss about threats, vulnerabilities and incidents, to ensure that there is a common understanding
    about common threats, vulnerabilities and incidents, across the EU,
  • exchange and discuss best practices,
  • point to gaps and issues that require attention from ENISA and/or government regulators (NRAs, DPAs, security
    agencies, ministries, European commission etc), to ensure that important topics and issues are being addressed.


ECRG cooperates mainly via a mailing list and on the ENISA Resilience Portal (this portal). In addition there will be ad-hoc teleconferences and at least one face to face meeting per year. ENISA is chairing the Reference Group. The members of the group participate as individuals and the Chatham House Rules apply. Approved output from the reference group will be published on the Resilience Portal and labelled with the Traffic Light Protocol.


Are you working for a provider of public electronic communications networks or services and want to become a member of the Reference Group, click here.