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New chapter begins as ENISA celebrates 20 years of strengthening cybersecurity

March 2024 by ENISA

Minster of Digital Governance of the Hellenic Republic, Dimitrios Papastergiou stated that “I am really happy to be here with you today and jointly celebrate the milestone of your 20-year anniversary. I want to congratulate ENISA for its significant achievements and valuable work and I wish continued success for the years to come”.

Chair of the ENISA Management Board, Fabienne Tegeler outlined that “The incoming legislative developments will change the cybersecurity landscape. The key challenge here lies in how we can successfully implement them through coordinated governance and adequate resources. At this level, ENISA will play a crucial role in supporting and facilitating the process. I would like to wholeheartedly thank ENISA and particularly its staff for contributing to 20 years of making Europe more cyber secure. I wish to congratulate Juhan Lepassaar on successfully extending his mandate and look forward to collaborating further to build a stronger ENISA”.

EU Agency for Cybersecurity Executive Director, Juhan Lepassaar stated that “I want to thank the Hellenic Government and Minister Papastergiou for their steadfast support during ENISA’s 20 years presence in Greece. I wish to extend my gratitude also to the ENISA Management Board for their decision to extend my term of office. It is an expression of confidence in all ENISA staff and the work that the Agency has undertaken in the past years”

An anniversary celebration was held at ENISA headquarters in Athens with the Hellenic Authorities, ENISA Advisory Group, ENISA Management Board, staff members, along with distinguished guests to mark this significant moment in the Agency’s course of existence.
Following the celebration, the ENISA Management Board met for a strategy meeting and held an extraordinary session, where members voted in favour of extending the term of office of the Executive Director by a further five-year period, in accordance with Article 36 of the Cybersecurity Act. The new term will commence from October 2024 beginning a new chapter for the Agency.
Since 2004, ENISA’s mission is to achieve a high common level on cybersecurity across the Union and this year, we are celebrating our achievements.
The following timeline highlights key milestones of the past years, showcasing ENISA’s journey and progress:
• 2005: ENISA organised the first CERTs workshop in Europe, the presursor the CSIRTs Network meetings. The first CERT map in Europe and inventory of 104 European CERTs was developed.
• 2006: ENISA’s work developed on assessing cyber risk with a first Working Group on Risk Management and Assessment.
• 2009: A cloud computing risk assessment was published.
• 2010: Cyber Europe took place, ENISA’s first pan-European exercise on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP).
• 2011: The first year for which incidents were reported to ENISA (telcom) and ENISA publishes technical guidelines on incident reporting.
• 2012: The Agency launches the 1st European Cybersecurity Month.
• 2013: ENISA opens Athens office and the first ENISA threat landscape is published.
• 2016: The first EU-wide cybersecurity legislation, the EU’s Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive is adopted.
• 2017: The first European Cybersecurity Challenge brings together young talent from across Europe to have fun and compete in cybersecurity.
• 2018: A Memorandum of Understanding for a cooperation framework between ENISA, the European Defence Agency, Europol’s EC3 and CERT-EU is signed.
• 2019: 15 years since its estabishment, ENISA becomes a permanent agency with an enhanced mandate through the EU Cybersecurity Act. The first BlueOLex exercise is organised.
• 2020: ENISA published the first NIS Investments report as the NIS directive update and the new Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade are proposed.
• 2021: The first cyber exercise to test the procedures for prompt and effective cyber crisis management in the EU to face large-scale, cross border cyber-attacks was organised by ENISA. The structured cooperation with CERT-EU was kicked off.
• 2022: The European Cybersecurity Skills Framework is established and ENISA hosted the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.The creation of the ENISA Cybersecurity Support Action, a cybersecurity emergency response fund provided ex-post and ex-ante services and assistance to Member States. The Agency also launched the Joint Cyber Assessment Report (JCAR).
• 2023: ENISA enhanced international cooperation through working arrangements with Ukraine and US counterpart, CISA.
• 2024: The EUCC - the first cybersecurity certification scheme on common criteria was adopted.

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