Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, Europe2017-03-27 11:36:18
HCity power outage and cyber security, is there a link between the two? Nowadays we call it cyber-attack and it seems to be and increased presence in our monthly news. What can it be done to improve our infrastructure's protection against breakdowns, information leakage or any kind of cyber threat? As a good start, along with a trained human resource, there should be a minimum of tools for collection, inspection, investigation and audit in critical IT infrastructures.
Those are the milestones that Romania achieved with the National System for the Protection of the Critical IT&C Infrastructures against the Threats from Cyberspace. A 20 million Euros investment that helped secure over 50 public critical institutions that converged into a nationwide cybersecurity system architecture. The system that detects, blocks and reports attacks was implemented over a period of two years (2013 - 2015), and it included specialized training for over 200 public employees that handle the IT&C systems of governmental institutions.
Some of the challenges in implementing the Project include the general lack of cybersecurity awareness and the resistance to change that characterizes the public sector, but also the relatively low cyber expertise level of employees. Another major challenge in implementing the project was the lack of involvement of the institutions management in achieving an acceptable level of cybersecurity.
Gabriela Matei is Analysis Team Manager at the National CYBERINT Center, Romania, who will be presenting at Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe in The Hague, Netherlands on Thursday 11th May on 'Romanian endeavors in cybersecurity - the National System for the Protection of the Critical IT&C Infrastructures against the Threats from Cyberspace'.
If you want to find out more, come and listen to the National CYBERINT Center at Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe. To see who else is presenting at Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe click here. You can also download the Preliminary Conference Guide (pdf) - click here.Register online today you can benefit from the Early Bird savings on delegate fees. Click here to register online or visit www.cipre-expo.com/onlinereg.