The European Public-Private Partnership for Resilience (EP3R) was established as a follow-up to the policy initiative on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) adopted by the European Commission on 30 March 2009. The objectives of EP3R are to support Information sharing and stock taking of good policy and industrial practices, and foster common understanding, discuss public policy priorities, objectives and measures, improve the coherence and coordination of policies for security and resilience in Europe and identify and promote the adoption of good baseline practices for security and resilience.
EP3R objectives, principles and proposed structure are described in the non paper on the establishment of EP3R, devised in June 2010 (available here).
Since its inception, private and public stakeholders were consulted to devise the objectives, principles and structure of EP3R and to identify incentives to engage relevant stakeholders in participating and contributing to it.
Three main areas of work were defined mid-2010:
- Area 1: Key assets, resources and functions for the continuous and secure provisioning of electronic communications across countries (ToR available here);
- Area 2: Baseline requirements for the security and resilience of electronic communications (ToR available here);
- Area 3: Coordination and cooperation needs and mechanisms to prepare for and respond to large-scale disruptions affecting electronic communications (ToR available here)
From these 3 areas, the EP3R Experts have derived a number of Work Packages (wpks), which are then taken over by Task Forces, i.e. a small group of 5-6 Experts who will reflect, analyse and draw conclusions.
So far, 8 Task Forces have been created and initiated work:
- Terminology Definitions
- Trusted Information Sharing Mechanisms
- Mutual Aid Strategies
- Categorising Assets
- Incident Management
- Tracking Down Botnets Offenders
- Cyber Attacks Mitigation and Response
- Wide-Scale and Systematic Malware Disinfection
Expressions of interest in contributing to the Task Forces should be sent to Lionel Dupré (Lionel.Dupre@enisa.europa.eu).
More details about past works, Task Forces descriptions, and organisation of the work can be found in the documents below.