Risk
11/27/2012
06:30 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

Cooperation Is Key For Europe's Cybersecurity

ENISA meeting brought together key figures from the European Parliament, European Commission, and the computer industry

A high-level event organised by Europe's cyber security agency, ENISA, recognised closer cyber cooperation and mutual support as key factors for boosting cyber security for Europe's citizens, governments and businesses.

The meeting, held today (27thNovember) in Brussels, was led by ENISA's Executive Director, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, and brought together key figures from the European Parliament, European Commission and the computer industry.

Participants included Ms Amelia Andersdotter, MEP and Mr Anthony Whelan, representing the Commission as Head of Cabinet for Vice President and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Mrs Neelie Kroes. They were joined by Mr Paul Timmers, Director at DG Connect. Industry representatives were Mr Paul Nicholas, Senior Director at Microsoft, and Mr Tom Koehler, CEO at Cassidian Cybersecurity, Germany.

ENISA is currently in the process of having its working remit renewed and revised, with a new Regulation being finalised by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers. The new Regulation will enable ENISA to better support Europe's cyber security needs.

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "The key to strong cyber security is sharing responsibility. That is the 'name of the game' for this event and for ENISA, and it's a more important challenge than ever as the role of the internet in our economy and society continues to grow rapidly."

Professor Helmbrecht said: "Europe's information society depends on secure technology, well-built laws and policies and security-aware citizens. Our event today underlined that there is a strong need for closer cyber cooperation to build an even stronger level of European cyber security, for our citizens and Europe's digital economy."

At the conference, ENISA's recent successes in building cooperation between different cyber communities were recognised. Examples include:

Supporting the set-up of new national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in Cyprus, Ireland, Malta and Romania

Providing support for CERTS

Close cooperation with the Commission, Member States & now private sector on cyber security exercises

Conducting the first Europe-wide cyber security exercise with the private sector involved - Cyber Europe 2012[1]

Facilitating the first Annual Privacy Forum to be held, with the close support of the Cyprus EU Presidency.

ENISA's ground-breaking role in producing the first ever comprehensive reports on cyber security breaches in Europe (under Article 13a of the EU telecoms directive)

Other areas addressed included the need for common standards in cyber security, to better enable Europe's IT industry to compete more effectively globally. Currently other markets, notably the United States, are ahead of Europe in having common recognised standards.

Anthony Whelan provided the European Commission perspective, looking at the EU's forthcoming Cyber Security Strategy, and also gave an update on the progress of the new ENISA Regulation.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2012-3946
Published: 2014-04-24
Cisco IOS before 15.3(2)S allows remote attackers to bypass interface ACL restrictions in opportunistic circumstances by sending IPv6 packets in an unspecified scenario in which expected packet drops do not occur for "a small percentage" of the packets, aka Bug ID CSCty73682.

CVE-2012-5723
Published: 2014-04-24
Cisco ASR 1000 devices with software before 3.8S, when BDI routing is enabled, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via crafted (1) broadcast or (2) multicast ICMP packets with fragmentation, aka Bug ID CSCub55948.

CVE-2013-6738
Published: 2014-04-24
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in IBM SmartCloud Analytics Log Analysis 1.1 and 1.2 before 1.2.0.0-CSI-SCALA-IF0003 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via an invalid query parameter in a response from an OAuth authorization endpoint.

CVE-2014-0188
Published: 2014-04-24
The openshift-origin-broker in Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2.0.5, 1.2.7, and earlier does not properly handle authentication requests from the remote-user auth plugin, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and impersonate arbitrary users via the X-Remote-User header in a request to...

CVE-2014-2391
Published: 2014-04-24
The password recovery service in Open-Xchange AppSuite before 7.2.2-rev20, 7.4.1 before 7.4.1-rev11, and 7.4.2 before 7.4.2-rev13 makes an improper decision about the sensitivity of a string representing a previously used but currently invalid password, which allows remote attackers to obtain potent...

Best of the Web