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Early Warning System (EWS) – what it takes to create success

June 3rd, 2007 · No Comments ·

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Germany holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The country does, therefore, also hold the Presidency of the European Council, which is one of the most important bodies of the European Union. As part of the activities during the six-month presidency, tomorrow, Germany’s Ministry of the Interior will be hosting an important international conference on IT security:

International IT security conference “Innovation and Responsibility”

The event will give people a chance to hear about important issues regarding IT security, threat, risk and vulnerabilities management.

For instance, ENISA – the European Network and Information Security Agency has been tasked to do a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a European Information Sharing and Alert System – EISAS for short. First prelominary toughts about an EISAS in Europe were presented here by ENISA’s Marco Thorbruegge:

2007-05-14 – Information Sharing and Incident Response A European Perspective – Marco Thorbruegge had one of its members invited to join ENISA’s expert group ‘EISAS Feasibility Study’. As member of this group, was also asked to participate and contribute (fill out a survey that became part of the inventory that had to be taken), its work and report regarding its Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as:

– how do we exchange information about threats with others in Europe;

– what target groups do we serve (small and medium enterprises – SMEs and the media)

– how do we distribute our content;

– how do we know that it adds value, and

– how do we measure how well we do or what did we add value and if so how and what exactly. You can find a short summary of our contibution that went into the ENISA feasibility study here:

Gattiker, Urs E. (2007) CyTRAP Labs – Running – an Early Warning System for SMEs, citizens and media – adding value to the European Information Sharing and Alerting System (EISAS) – Meeting of the expert advisory group – revised for Berlin June 6 & 7

The above gives you an idea about what we do at – we will also provide you with additional information regarding EISAS. In particular, how EISAS could help Member States with their important efforts regarding fighting terrorism and cybercrime. Naturally, assuring system reliability and dependability of Europe’s information networks is at center stage here.

We keep you posted and will have a direct follow up related to EISAS and Key Peformance Indicators (KPIs) right here:

EISAS and ENISA – will it help risk management across the EU?

EISAS and ENISA – biggest challenge are the Key Performance Indicators – KPIs


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