EU cyber-security organisations agree on 2019 roadmap

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Four leading European cyber-security organisations agree roadmap to avoid duplication of effort while working to make cyber-space a safer place.

Europol, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defence Agency (EDA), and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Agencies and Bodies (CERT-EU), have agreed a roadmap on 6 November for what they describe as concrete activities and deliverables throughout 2019.

Prepared by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) working group, its four principals  (as listed above) met at CERT-EU's premises to update each other on relevant developments and assess the progress made under the MoU, which provides a cooperation framework aiming at leveraging synergies between the four organisations to achieve a safe and open cyberspace.

The initial focus of the roadmap is on working closer in training and cyber-exercises, building cooperation capacity and improving exchange of information on the work of the four partners to avoid duplication of effort.

Steven Wilson, head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) said in a press statement: "This meeting was an excellent opportunity for us to take stock of what we have achieved so far in the framework of our joint MoU and to agree on a roadmap of concrete joint activities and deliverables for 2019 and beyond. We look forward to working with our MoU partners in making the internet a safer place."

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