The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is a centre of network and information security expertise for the EU, its member states, the private sector and Europe’s citizens. ENISA works with these groups to develop advice and recommendations on good practice in information security. It assists EU member states in implementing relevant EU legislation and works to improve the resilience of Europe’s critical information infrastructure and networks. ENISA seeks to enhance existing expertise in EU member states by supporting the development of cross-border communities committed to improving network and information security throughout the EU. More information about ENISA and its work can be found atwww.enisa.europa.eu.
Sample Recent Publications:
NOV12 - Good Practice Guide for Addressing Network and Information Security Aspects of Cybercrime
NOV12 - Consumerization of IT: Top Risks and Opportunities
OCT12 - National and International Cyber Security Exercises: Survey, Analysis & Recommendations
AUG12 - Cyber Incident Reporting in the EU
MAY12 - National Cyber Security Strategies
FEB12 - Cooperation between Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Law Enforcement Agencies in the fight against cybercrime - A first collection of practices
MAR11 - Botnets: 10 Tough Questions
Tools & guidelines for Incident Handling Teams
MP4 – European Cyber Security Month
After a pilot phase of one year and a successful assessment by its constituency and its peers, the EU Institutions decided to set up a permanent Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) for the EU institutions, agencies and bodies on September 11th 2012. The team is made up of IT security experts from the main EU Institutions (European Commission, General Secretariat of the Council, European Parliament, and Committee of the Regions, Economic and Social Committee). It cooperates closely with other CERTs in the Member States and beyond as well as with specialised IT security companies.http://cert.europa.eu/cert/plainedition/en/cert_about.html
Latest News about Ongoing Threats
91% of cyberattacks begin with spear phishing email
Business cyber security measures
The risks from cyberspace (including the internet, wider telecommunications networks and computer systems) have been identified by the Government as a high priority risk. The UK is facing an on-going, persistent threat from other states, terrorists and criminals operating in cyberspace.
2011 - UK Cyber security strategy: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/uk-cyber-security-strategy-final.pdf
BIS Cyber Security Team aims to enable growth of the UK cyber security sector and to embed good information security practice across the UK business community. We also help to ensure the key sectors and services which are important to the UK’s society, economy and general way of life are resilient to cyber threats. http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/business-sectors/cyber-security
Defending against Cyber attacks
We are building our lives around our wired and wireless networks. The question is, are we ready to work together to defend them?
The FBI certainly is. We lead the national effort to investigate high-tech crimes, including cyber-based terrorism, espionage, computer intrusions, and major cyber fraud. To stay in front of current and emerging trends, we gather and share information and intelligence with public and private sector partners worldwide. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/cyber/cyber
The Economist hosts a panel simulation of a Cyberwar attack event in the US – how will they cope and what recommendations will they propose ?
Brief Introduction to Cybercrime
State of Cybercrime (2010)
Euronews on the frontline – Cybercrime & the threat of virtual terrorism
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