The cross-border nature of threats makes it essential to focus on strong international cooperation. Cooperation at pan European level is necessary to effectively prepare, but also respond to cyber-attacks. Comprehensive national cyber security strategies are the first step in this direction.
The EU Internal Security Strategy in Action: Five steps towards a more secure Europe sets among its objectives to raise the levels of security for citizens and businesses in cyberspace also by providing guidance for citizens on cyber security. The European Commission recently announced a European Internet Security Strategy aiming to describe the major issues at stake and to assess the on-going or planned actions where and when they exist, but also highlight the areas where more EU action.
The ENISA Study on National Cyber Security Strategies aims to produce a Good Practice Guide highlighting good practices and recommendations on how to develop, implement and maintain a Cyber Security Strategy. The Good Practice Guide is intended to be a useful tool and practical advice for those, such as regulators and policy makers, responsible and involved in cyber security strategies.
ENISA also created an interactive informative map to present the situation of the cyber-security strategies adoption across the globe. Please visit the map in our enisa website.
- Evaluation Framework for national cyber security strategies (2014)
- Good practice guide on implementing a national cyber security strategy (2013)
- Desk research on national cyber security strategies (2012)
In 2014 ENISA created an working group with experts from the member states and EFTA countries to support the activities on this topic and to support the member states in implementing their strategy. More details on the working group can be found here.
Short paper on CIIP approaches in MS