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EU Agency ENISA Issues Final Report and Video Clip on 'Cyber Europe 2010'; the First Pan-European Cyber Security Exercise for Public Bodies
Apr 17, 2011 (07:04 PM EDT)
BRUSSELS and HERAKLION, Greece, April 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU's cyber security agency, ENISA, has issued its final report on the first Pan-European cyber security exercise for public bodies, 'Cyber Europe 2010'. The report underlines the need for more cyber security exercises in the future, increased collaboration between the Member States and the importance of the private sector in ensuring IT security. ENISA has also released an online video clip to support the report.
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Supporting EU-wide exercises concerning cyber-security preparedness is a priority for the EU within its 'Digital Agenda for Europe', in order to ensure that businesses and citizens are secure when they are online.
The 'Cyber Europe 2010' exercise was conducted on the 4th of November, 2010. Its objective was to trigger communication and collaboration between countries in the event of large-scale cyber-attacks. Over 70 experts from the participating public bodies worked together to counter over 300 simulated hacking attacks aimed at paralysing the Internet and critical online services across Europe. During the exercise, a simulated loss of Internet connectivity between the countries took place, requiring cross-border cooperation to avoid a (simulated) total network crash.
Evaluation of the exercise was conducted at three levels:
The report's key findings include that:
The report's main recommendations include that:
"The Cyber Europe report identifies how we can make our online economic and social activities more secure. ENISA is dedicated to supporting European exercises, processes and plans to protect the Information Communications Technology infrastructure, on which we are all increasingly dependent," says Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA.
A video clip on 'Cyber Europe 2010' is available here.
For full report
SOURCE ENISA - European Network and Information Security Agency