A workshop on critical information infrastructure protection for Georgia


eGA held an online workshop on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection for Georgian cybersecurity officials. 

The workshop, coordinated by the National Security Council’s Office, aimed to increase the cybersecurity protection capacities of the critical information infrastructure of Georgia by supporting the national competent authority/ies in aligning operations with the EU NIS Directive standards.

eGA cybersecurity experts Epp Maaten and Merle Maigre mapped national critical infrastructure for cybersecurity purposes, introduced methodologies and criteria for determining operators of essential services (OES) and practices of selected countries. Also, the tasks of competent authorities and requirements to operators of essential services based on the NIS Directive were introduced and cooperation and response to large scale cyber incidents at the national level and between EU countries were discussed.

The representatives of the National Security Council’s Office of Georgia presented the ongoing cybersecurity reform and various cooperation initiatives.

The workshop attended more than 30 officials of government agencies responsible for the protection of critical infrastructure: the Digital governance Agency, Cybersecurity Bureau, the State Security Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Inspector’s Service, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the Georgian National Energy and the Water Supply Regulatory Commission, the Georgian State Electro System, the National Bank of Georgia and the Georgian National Communications Commission.

The workshop was held under the auspices of the project “Advancing cyber security capacities for digital transformation” supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.