EU Cybersecurity Agency Gets New Mandate

June 20, 2013

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the regulatory body responsible for ensuring cybersecurity in the European Union, received a new seven-year mandate this week with some expanded duties. Under the new mandate, the agency will continue to advance cybersecurity policy and legislation; support the development and implementation of standards for risk management and security; and prevent, detect and respond to cross-border threats.

“The new regulation is great news for ENISA and for cybersecurity in Europe,” said Professor Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA’s executive director. “It means that ENISA now has the scope and authority to make an even bigger difference in protecting Europe’s cyberspace. We will be working more closely with member states, putting an increased focus on cybercrime and working with Europol.”

ENISA was established in 2004 and is based in Heraklion, on Crete.