The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

19-05-2017

Information and communication technologies play an increasing role in modern-day life and in the creation of a digital society. To ensure further growth, significant investments in security are necessary. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for citizens, influencing their digital activity. It is also a significant cost for the economy. In 2015, the estimated worldwide economic impact of cyber-attacks reached US$500 billion. The cybersecurity market in Europe was estimated at €20.1 billion. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) was established to support the EU and the Member States in enhancing and strengthening their ability to prevent, detect and respond to network and information security (NIS) problems and incidents. ENISA is part of the broader legal and policy environment, which includes the EU cybersecurity strategy and the recently adopted directive on security of networks and information systems across the EU.

Information and communication technologies play an increasing role in modern-day life and in the creation of a digital society. To ensure further growth, significant investments in security are necessary. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for citizens, influencing their digital activity. It is also a significant cost for the economy. In 2015, the estimated worldwide economic impact of cyber-attacks reached US$500 billion. The cybersecurity market in Europe was estimated at €20.1 billion. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) was established to support the EU and the Member States in enhancing and strengthening their ability to prevent, detect and respond to network and information security (NIS) problems and incidents. ENISA is part of the broader legal and policy environment, which includes the EU cybersecurity strategy and the recently adopted directive on security of networks and information systems across the EU.