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| Published 28. 4. 2014. 13:11 | RSS

Cyber Europe 2014 – the largest EU security exercise starts today

Today, on 28th April 2014, the European countries are starting the largest exercise of protecting the critical cyber infrastructure. Over 200 organisations and 400 experts on cyber and information system security from 29 EU and EFTA countries are participating in this highly professional exercise, whose national moderator in the Republic of Croatia is the National CERT, the department of the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet.

Along with the National CERT and other CARNet departments, the CERT of the Information Systems Security Bureau, the Ministry of the Interior and Hrvatski Telekom d.d. are also participating in the exercise, as well as Končar inženjering za energetiku i transport d.d. The exercise is organised biannually by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

Considering the key role which computers, mobile phones, banks and the Internet have in modern life and the economy, their mutual compatibility and security must be flawless at the level of the entire EU. Therefore, the exercise brings together in a single place the agents from public bodies (cyber security agencies, national CERTs, ministries) and private companies (energy, telecommunications, banks).

The objectives of Cyber Europe 2014 include testing of the existing standard cooperation procedures and mechanisms for critical cyber infrastructure protection in Europe, enhancing national-level protection capacities, strengthening the cooperation between the private and public sector, analysis of the entire process and communication related to public affairs issues linked to large scale cyber-attacks.

The National CERT (www.cert.hr) was established within CARNet in accordance with the Information Security Act of the Republic of Croatia in order to preserve the information security of public information systems in the Republic of Croatia. According to the National CERT Operations Policy, this department deals with incidents in which one party to the incident, the victim or the attacker, is located in the Republic of Croatia (that is, it is within the .hr Internet domain or the Croatian IP address space).