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Andrea SERVIDA DG INFSO A3 – Internet; network and information security A strategy for a Secure Information Society – Dialogue, partnership & empowerment.

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1 Andrea SERVIDA DG INFSO A3 – Internet; network and information security A strategy for a Secure Information Society – Dialogue, partnership & empowerment COM(2006) 251 & SEC(2006) 656

2 2 JB/050103/VR 1997: COM(97) 503 on ensuring security & trust in electronic communications 1999: Electronic Signature Directive (1999/93/EC) 1999: eEurope 2002 Action Plan – smart card & secure access 2001: COM(2001) 298 a EU policy on NIS 2002 & 2003: Council Resolutions 2002: eEurope 2005 Action Plan – a task force proposed 2004: ENISA is established 2005: the i2010 initiative – a security strategy is announced 31 May 2006: COM(2006) 251 is adopted EU NIS Policy – the history

3 3 JB/050103/VR NIS in the Information Society TRUSTWORTHY, SECURE & RELIABLE ICT TECHNICAL dimension LEGAL dimension SOCIAL dimension ECONOMIC dimension

4 4 JB/050103/VR The technical dimension & challenges Threat landscape changes Convergence of digital services COTS products and systems Interdependent devices and applications Pervasiveness of ICT

5 5 JB/050103/VR The economic dimension & challenges Lack of user confidence Make the EU ICT industry a competitive supplier Private and public sectors as demanding users NIS industry to become a strategic sector for EU Financial loss due to poor risk preparedness

6 6 JB/050103/VR The social dimension & challenges Citizens & consumers may become vehicles of attacks Societal dependence on ICT Protection of fundamental rights as a prerequisite for democracy Balance between NIS policies and civil liberties

7 7 JB/050103/VR The legal dimension & challenges A substantial body of legislation relevant to NIS exists Need for new legal and/or regulatory measures New regulatory measures, if needed, as result of the 2006 Review of the Regulatory Framework for eCommunications Proportionality & enforceability of laws

8 8 JB/050103/VR The key principles … Technical –Promote diversity, openness and interoperability as integral components of security Economic –Present NIS as a virtue and an opportunity Social –Individual users need to understand that their home systems are critical for the overall security chain Legal –Privacy and security are a prerequisite for guaranteeing fundamental rights on-line … to improve and develop a culture of NIS

9 9 JB/050103/VR The challenges for stakeholders Public Administrations Private sector enterprises Individual users

10 10 JB/050103/VR Towards a secure Information Society DIALOGUE structured and multi-stakeholder Open & inclusive multi-stakeholder debate EMPOWERMENT commitment to responsibilities of all actors involved PARTNERSHIP greater awareness & better understanding of the challenges

11 11 JB/050103/VR Dialogue Benchmark national NIS-related policies Address SMEs as well as individual users Structured multi-stakeholder dialogue A Business Summit & a Seminar A Seminar for end-users

12 12 JB/050103/VR Partnership Improve knowledge of the problem Establish strategic platform Support response capability

13 13 JB/050103/VR 13 Empowerment Invite Member States to: –Participate in the benchmarking exercise –Promote awareness campaigns on virtues and benefits of NIS –Promote good security practices to other sectors –Reinforce higher education curricula in NIS

14 14 JB/050103/VR 14 Empowerment (2) Invite private sector stakeholders to take initiatives to: –Tackle the issue of responsibilities for software producers and Internet service providers –Promote diversity, openness, interoperability, usability and competition –Disseminate good security practices –Promote training programmes in the business sector –Work towards affordable security certification schemes –Involve the insurance sector in risk management tools and methods

15 15 JB/050103/VR 15 Meeting future NIS challenges requires the full commitment and contribution of all stakeholders. The proposed policy strategy seeks to achieve this by reinforcing the multi-stakeholders approach. This will build on mutual interests, identify respective roles and develop a dynamic framework for public-policy making and private sector initiatives. The strategy is not in the vacuum as it set the framework for future European initiatives on NIS. The commission will report to Council and Parliament in Conclusions


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