CYBER SECURITY : ENISA ANNOUNCES EU STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

 
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On 5 February, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) announced that in order to deal with cyber threats better, the national authorities in charge of cyber security can now rely on the EU's standard operating procedures (EU-SOPs). These SOPs were developed by the EU and the member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in collaboration with ENISA.

The EU-SOPs give guidance on how to manage major cyber incidents that would be likely to escalate to a crisis. In particular, the EU-SOPs emphasise that in order to successfully manage cyber crises, direct links to the decision makers and political leadership level(s) are required. These procedures will allow others to better understand the causes and effects of a multinational cyber crisis and to reduce the risks quickly and efficiently.

The draft EU-SOPs have been tested over the last three...

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