ENISA on Cybersecurity Challenges

Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, European Network and Information Security Agency
Tom Field, Vice President of Editorial Information Security Media Group

With a decade under its belt, ENISA enters 2014 with a mission to improve cybersecurity across Europe by collaborating with companion agencies around the world, says Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht.

Cloud computing and the evolving global threatscape are huge challenges for EU nations, but the region's cybersecurity agency is pursuing new strategies, including a coordinated cyber drill with the U.S. later this year.

In an interview recorded at RSA 2014, Helmbrecht discusses:

ENISA's major accomplishment in Europe;
Security challenges for the year ahead;
Strategies for growing the profession.

Helmbrecht has been the Executive Director of ENISA since October 2009. Prior to this, he was the President of the German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI, for six years, between 2003-2009. Helmbrecht was nominated by ENISA's Management Board, from a list of candidates proposed by the European Commission, after a presentation of his visions. He was appointed after making a statement to the European Parliament and replying to MEPs' questions. Helmbrecht is assisted by a Permanent Stakeholders' Group and ad hoc working groups on scientific and technical matters.

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