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Type: Government Agency
Industry: Cyber Security
Founded: 14 March 2004
Founder(s): European Union
Headquarters: P.O. Box 1309,

710 01 Heraklion Crete

Country: Greece
Employees: 11-50
Website: ENISA Europa
Facebook: ENISA
LinkedIn: ENISA
Key People
Andrea Pirotti, Executive Director

Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Director
Isabella Santa, Senior Expert Awareness Raising

ENISA or European Network and Information Security Agency is an agency organised by the European Union. As the name suggests, the organisation primarily deals with issues related to cyber security within the European Union. ENISA empowers the European Union, and those with connections to it, to prevent, address, and respond to network and information security problems. It also advises the EC on hardware/software issues and risk management in the field of technology.[1] ENISA works for the benefit of citizens, consumers, and the business community in EU territory and helps them maintain a better and more secure communication environment.[2]

ENISA publishes quarterly reports and papers.


ENISA is comprised of the following bodies:

  • Executive Director, appointed by the management board and selected from a list of candidates proposed by the Commission.
  • Management Board, composed of representatives of EU countries and of the Commission, as well as business representatives, academics, and consumers with no voting entitlement.
  • Permanent Stakeholders' Group, established by the Executive Director. The group is responsible for giving access to the most recent information so that network security challenges can be dealt well.[3]


The agency accomplishes its tasks through various activities and groups. It works with:

  • Secure Applications and Services
  • CERT
  • Identity & Trust
  • Resilience
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Relations[4]


ENISA organizes events, seminars, workshops and meetings in order to increase the awareness of information security in general public.[5] The agency participated in the Symposium about health of domain names organized by ICANN in 2010.[6] It also co-ordinated with ICANN and FIRST to create a four day workshop on CERT training, held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2010. The aim of this workshop was the development of CERTs in the European region.[7]

ENISA was also represented by a delegation in CENTR's 36th General Assembly held in June 2008[8] and was a member of the Steering Committee for the February 2010 Kyoto DNS Symposium "Measuring the Health of the Domain Name System" held by ICANN.[9]

External Links

  • ENISA report on Security of USB drives.
  • Report on Data breaching in EU.
  • ENISA trainee-ship program.


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