Profile and Mission

Mission of CSIRT-CY

National CSIRT-CY envisions the increase of the security posture of The Republic of Cyprus by enhancing cyber protection of its National Critical Information Infrastructures (CII), banks and ISPs. National CSIRT-CY shall coordinate and assist CII owners/administrators, banks and ISPs to ensure the existence of (at least) a minimum level of security, by implementing proactive and reactive security services to reduce the risks of network information and cyber security incidents, as well as respond to such incidents as and when they occur. National CSIRT-CY shall also undertake awareness actions in order to educate the local population and National stakeholders about the adverse effects of cyber threats and cybercrime. In an earnest effort to enhance the security posture of the nation, the National CSIRT-CY shall provide timely advisories to all its constituents and make necessary efforts to introduce advanced security services such as security testing, vulnerability scanning, and active network monitoring.

Vision of CSIRT-CY

The vision of CSIRT-CY will be articulated taking into account the following principles:

Quality

  • Multi-skilled staff using simple effective workflows
  • Regular monitoring for enhancements and innovation
  • ITIL based framework in alignment with FIRST, Trusted Introducer and ENISA

Sustainability

  • Clear financing model
  • Scalability possibilities as CIRT matures
  • Services offered to constituents, projects and governmental finance

Recognition

  • Recognised by FIRST, Trusted Introducer (TI), EU CERT network and ENISA