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EU CyberNet – same kid, new and larger block

EU CyberNet, the EU’s external cyber capacity building network introduced in GCEM issue 6, has recently been granted an extended mandate with new tasks. With the CynAct platform now online and regular events taking place for the cyber security experts enlisted in the network, the project is to launch a new competence center for the Latin American and Caribbean region as well as to reach out to the EU Delegations worldwide. Siim Alatalu, Director of EU CyberNet, explains why this would be a good time to get involved.

Global Cyber Expertise Magazine / By Siim Alatalu, Director, EU CyberNet
How COVID-19 became a dominant issue in the cyber threat environment

Ilmar Üle from CERT-EU writes how COVID-19 became a dominating topic in current cyber threat environment as seen from the point of view an experts tasked with protecting the EU institutions, bodies, and agencies. Data related to research offers great interest to data thieves and teleworking from home via unsecured home networks is an additional favour COVID-19 has done to malicious hackers.

By Ilmar Üle, CERT-EU
To those who commit cyber crimes, national borders are meaningless lines on a map

It can prove rather difficult to explain the digitalised nature of Estonia to a complete stranger, particularly if they have zero experience of e-services and online solutions. But I’ll give it a go.

Margus Noormaa
By Margus Noormaa, Director General, Estonian Information System Authority
A trusted and cyber secure Europe

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) aims to act as a centre of expertise in cybersecurity, assisting with the development of Union policy, operational cooperation, cybersecurity certification and standardisation, and promoting capacity building.

By Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
COVID-19 impact measures & recommendations from EU cyber projects

The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown rules have left its mark on every aspect of our lives. The cross-border nature of capacity building work meant that lockdown presented also challenges to continuation of implementation to EU funded cyber capacity building projects.

By EU CyberNet team
EU CyberNet – The new kid on the EU cyber capacity building block

It has now been 7 years since the EU adopted its first strategy for dealing with cyberspace. The 2013 “EU Cybersecurity Strategy: An open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace” inter alia urged the European Commission to recognize the need to develop cybersecurity capacity building initiatives.

Global Cyber Expertise Magazine / By Siim Alatalu, Director, EU CyberNet
International projects of the Information System Authority (RIA)

International projects are very important for RIA, as they help maintain Estonia’s positive image and raise the level of cybersecurity worldwide. They also provide a good opportunity for our staff to put their training skills to the test, establish work-related contacts across the globe, and share their best knowledge and experience with other countries.

Riigi Infosüsteemi Ameti aastaraamat 2020 / By Estonian Information System Authority

What people are talking about cyber capacity building