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Cyber security policy in Latvia: coordination, strategy, and priorities ENISA Cyber Security Strategies Workshop November 27, 2014 Brussels.

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1 Cyber security policy in Latvia: coordination, strategy, and priorities ENISA Cyber Security Strategies Workshop November 27, 2014 Brussels

2 OUTLINE  Coordination  Strategy -Key areas of action -Action Plan  Priorities - LV Presidency 2

3 COORDINATION Ministry of Defence – national coordinator for cyber security and cyber defence  oversees national CSIRT unit («CERT.LV»);  supervises national legislation and law on IT security;  chairs National IT Security Council. 3

4 - National IT Security Council  Established to co-ordinate the planning and implementation of policy, tasks, and measures ;  Key institution for state and private actors to exchange information, cooperate and coordinate policy making and implementation;  Meetings are held every two months. 4

5 STRATEGY Overarching goal – a secure and reliable cyberspace, which ensures continuous supply of services  Outlines priorities for 2014 – 2018  In partnership with other ministries (9) and NGO’s (7)  Approved by the Government on January 21  Action plan adopted on July 9 5

6 - Key areas of Action 1.Governance and organization – national, state owned, critical and human resources 2.Rule of law and cybercrime 3.Crisis management 4.Education and awareness 5.International cooperation 6

7 - Action Plan 1.Governance and organization:  National cyber security – 9 actions  State owned ICT – 8 actions  Human resources – 5 actions  Critical infrastructure – 5 actions # Strengthen capacity of CERT.LV # Perform national risk assessment # Advance cyber security standards within govt. systems # Develop ICT profession standards 7

8 2. Rule of law and cybercrime – 8 actions # Improve legal basis for categorizing the systems, their tasks, responsibilities # Synchronize terminology # Educate law enforcement, forensics structures - Action Plan 8

9 3. Crisis management – 15 actions #Establish Cyber Defence Guard #Perform trainings and exercises to improve coordination among institutions # Create infrastructure for communication in crisis situations - Action Plan 9

10 4. Education, research and awareness – 9 actions # Create master programme in Cyber Security Management # Raise users’ awareness – children, schools, general public # Promote innovations and research in academic environment - Action Plan 10

11 5. International cooperation – 9 actions # Support international efforts in enhancing mutual trust and cooperation # Strengthening of regional cooperation with Nordic and Baltic partners # Participate in regional and international exercises - Action Plan 11

12 PRIORITIES During Latvian Presidency in the Council of the EU, Cyber Security is recognized as a priority on →the political level → the practical level  «global cyber attacks may be directed against Latvia»  LT PRES experience 12

13 Political priorities Digital priority – one of TOP 3 LV PRES priorities – includes:  Trust in the digital single market;  E – governance;  A safe and secure cyberspace → emphasis on motivating small and medium enterprises to create a secure digital environment; → propose a debate on responsible disclosure. 13

14 Main platforms & events  Friends of Presidency on Cyber Issues  TELECOM WP on NIS Directive  Cyber Defence seminar in Germany, March  Digital Agenda Assembly in Riga, June; # Workshop with ENISA on Cloud Computing;  CERT’s meeting in Riga (1 st meeting in Venice).  The Hague Conference (16-17 April)  EC’s Conference on EU CSS (3 March). 14

15 Elīna Neimane, National Cyber Security Policy Coordination Section Ministry of Defence, Cyber security policy in Latvia: coordination, strategy and priorities 15


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