eGA won a framework contract with the ENISA
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) selected the e-Governance Academy (eGA) to support ENISA’s work on assisting European Union Member States. The collaboration includes the development of cybersecurity strategies, mapping the impact of cybersecurity activities through indexes, and development of cybersecurity taxonomies and assessments of cybersecurity throughout the years 2021 – 2024.
“The framework agreement is a great recognition of the cybersecurity expertise of the e-Governance Academy and Estonia in general,” said Hannes Astok, the Executive Director of eGA.
Photo: Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director of ENISA and Merle Maigre, Senior Expert on Cyber Security
“The EU’s democracy, economy and societies depend more than ever on secure and reliable digital tools and connectivity. The EU has to invest in building competences and talents in cybersecurity at all levels. For EU cyberssecurity professionals to be efficient, as well as to work in a constantly changing threat environment, there is a need of a continuous process of collecting, organising, summarising, analysing, communicating, and maintaining cybersecurity information and knowledge. As the framework contract partner, eGA provides ENISA with tools to assess the status quo of countries’ cybersecurity and develop strategies for more secure cyberspace,“ explained Merle Maigre, the Senior Expert on Cybersecurity.
As the first task, eGA is supporting ENISA in developing EU Member States abilities and capacities of cybersecurity awareness raising by analysing EU Member States awareness raising strategies and campaigns and proposing recommendations to increase effectiveness of national awareness raising activities.
ENISA is the European Union’s agency, dedicated to achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across Europe. Established in 2004 the agency contributes to EU cyber policy, enhances the trustworthiness of ICT products, services and processes with cybersecurity certification schemes and cooperates with Member States and EU bodies.
ENISA coordinates and supports the cybersecurity cooperation of its member states and their Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT). The agency’s powers were expanded in 2019 with the EU Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) to include cybersecurity certification and the coordination of crisis management. The EU Cybersecurity Act (CSA) granted ENISA a permanent mandate and more resources and responsibilities, entered into force in June 2019. The agency is headquartered in Athens.