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Target audienceDigital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisationCybersecurity
Digital skill levelAdvanced
Geographic Scope - CountryEuropean Union
Industry - Field of Education and TrainingInformation and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
National or European
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) aims to strengthen the trustworthiness of information and communication technology (ICT) products, services and processes through its cybersecurity certification schemes. ENISA further promotes cooperation with Member States and EU bodies.
ENISA coordinates the overall European approach to cybersecurity and works with a wide range of international partners to further develop this area and better prepare for future cybersecurity challenges. ENISA’s mission is to achieve a high common level of cybersecurity across the European Union through consistent and sustained cooperation with the wider community.
ENISA addresses a wide range of cybersecurity-related technological topics, such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, availability of technology and network infrastructure, big data and security of databases and CSIRT services (records and alerts, incident and vulnerability management, development of tools, knowledge sharing and community-led projects). It is responsible for the development of a European cybersecurity certification scheme and stands for key policy documents such as the EU Cybersecurity Act and the NIS Directive.
In addition, ENISA is implementing a wide range of short- and long-term measures:
- Improving and strengthening cybersecurity skills at all levels, from those with lower technological backgrounds to digital experts and experts in different fields.
- Providing quality cybersecurity education with a focus on ICT professionals, companies and SMEs. ENISA also supports and cooperates with businesses to develop training tailored to operational and organisational needs.
- Ensuring the safe and secure development of the Internet of Things and smart infrastructures with greater connectivity and dependence on secure and secure cyber networks.
- Providing threat environment analysis and risk management and forecasting potential cyber threats.
ENISA raises citizens’ awareness of cybersecurity and potential cyber threats (attacks, botnets, financial and banking fraud, data fraud) by providing guidance on best practices to promote safer online behaviour (such as cyber hygiene and cyber literacy). ENISA further harmonises its actions with the European Digital Education Action Plan and supports and analyses cybersecurity education to address professional cybersecurity gaps.