European Network and Information Security Agency


European Network and Information Security Agency

Infobox European Union agency| name=Network and Information Security Agency






x = 187
y = 237
location=Heraklion, Greece
pillar=European Community
signdate=
establish=1 September 2005
director= Andrea Pirotti [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Pirotti]
website= [http://www.enisa.europa.eu/index.htm enisa.europa.eu]

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is an agency of the European Union.ENISA was created in 2004 by EU [http://europa.eu/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/l_077/l_07720040313en00010011.pdf Regulation No 460/2004] and is fully operational since September 1st, 2005. It has its seat in Heraklion, Crete (Greece).

Objective

The objective of ENISA is to improve network and information security in the European Union. The agency has to contribute to the development of a culture of network and information security for the benefit of the citizens, consumers, enterprises and public sector organisations of the European Union, and consequently will contribute to the smooth functioning of the EU Internal Market.

ENISA assists the Commission, the Member States and, consequently, the business community in meeting the requirements of network and information security, including present and future Community legislation. ENISA ultimately strives to serve as a centre of expertise for both Member States and EU Institutions to seek advice on matters related to network and information security.

Organisation

ENISA is managed by the Executive Director and supported by a staff of approx. 50 people. It is overseen by the Management Board, which is composed of representatives from the EU Member States, the EU Commission and other stakeholders. The Permanent Stakeholders Group was established by and gives advice to the Executive Director. It is composed of experts representing stakeholders such as the Information and Communication Technologies industry, consumer groups and academic experts.

ee also

* Trans European Services for Telematics between Administrations (TESTA)
* EUDRANET

External links

* [http://enisa.europa.eu/ European Network and Information Security Agency]

References

* [http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/53/index_en.htm How the European Union works]


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