A benchmark study of the network and information security status in 30 European countries was published today (14.09.09).
Aimed at policy-makers, the 600-page country report study by the European Network and Information Security Agency covers the 27 European member states plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.
The European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) report maps the key stakeholders responsible for developing national policy and practice for network and information security. It also covers recent activities and trends on aspects such as electronic identity schemes, security breaches and data losses.
The Enisa study includes the work of over 100 computer emergency response teams responsible for identifying, warning and defending against network threats such as distributed denial of service attacks and spyware.
The Enisa report details work at national levels on NIS policy development and implementation, privacy and data protection, critical information infrastructure protection and computer emergency response teams (CERTs).
The Enisa bulletin lists key players in policy formation and operational responsibility in each country. These include the relevant ministry for communications, the regualtory agency, the data protection regulator and the ministries of home affairs and defence.
It also lists the public network and information security bodies in the one third of countries that have them, as well as the local CERTs.