National CSIRT-CY Activities

“DIGITAL SECURITY STAKEHOLDERS CONFERENCE”

25th January 2018

On 25th of January 2018, the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation, in the context of taking over his new responsibilities for setting up the Digital Security Authority and setting up and running the National CSIRT, hosted the first conference on Digital Security in Cyprus. Two hundred (200) and more representatives of ministries and independent authorities of the Republic of Cyprus, national and private critical information infrastructure institutions, academic institutions, businesses, as well as representatives of organizations and companies from abroad participated in the conference. Participants came mainly from the energy, transport, health, water supply, banking and financial services sectors, electronic communications, digital infrastructures and state security services.

The conference presented a wide range of cyber-security issues, including the results of the recent Oxford University study on cyber-security levels in Cyprus. The report analyses the achievements highlights the potential weaknesses as well as the prospects created in the field of cybersecurity, aiming to improve the level of security in Cyprus. The Commissioner’s plans for the revision of the Cyber Security Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus, the Cybersecurity Package of the European Commission and the actions at the national level for the implementation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive in Cyprus were also presented. The conference was also attended by representatives of international organizations and companies, who analyzed the developments in cybersecurity. An open discussion panel was organized during the conference. The panel was attended by the Commissioner, a representative of the European Security Agency ENISA, a representative of PwC Israel, as well as a representative of CSIRT Romania, who answered questions asked by the delegates. The discussion focused on the topic: “How can we work for cybersecurity in Cyprus?” The discussion was coordinated by Mrs. Maria Bada from the University of Oxford.