Cyber Europe 2010
The European Union Agency ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) issued the final report on its first ever pan-European cyber security drill. A complete simulation of a cyber-attack aimed at turning critical online services to a halt across Europe. All member states where brought together to test national, pan-European and an overall loss of the Internet infrastructure. The main objective was to enhance the cooperation between member states and find bottlenecks in the event of an attack scenario. Since, the infrastructure is shared an attack on one member state may impact other states and hence, a total network crash could be avoided with the help of all member states. This was ENISA's first experience and it is hoping to plan more simulations in the near future. ENISA is recommending the involvement of the private sector, to have better contingency plans at national levels and to create an appropriate contact mechanism at all levels.
To see a video with some comments from the participants go here.
ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) is the European body which handles cyber security issues for the European Union member states. The ultimate goal is to become EU's main access point for security related issues, best practices and knowledge base. Furthermore, ENISA assists the European Commission in the technical preparatory work for updating and developing the Community legislation. ebuild up of europena polices and