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EU to support information security research for smart cars, airports and hospitals
28 October 2015 |
The European Union is set to provide support for information security research for smart cars, airports and hospitals as part of a new programme for 2016.
Its Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) will also analyse the risks surrounding intelligent transport systems, health services and the Internet of Things.
The growing EU cyber security market is worth £14.5 billion, while the potential economic value at stake in the area is estimated to be £462 billion.
By acting as a “hub for the exchange of information on cyber security”, ENISA hopes to “maximise the contribution of network and information security to the EU economy”.
Its programme for 2016, announced on Friday, will also continue its work on pan-European cyber security exercises and the protection of critical infrastructure.
“I am pleased with the agency’s performance level,” said ENISA executive director Udo Helmbrecht. “The management board adopted a challenging work programme for 2016, given the limited resources of the agency and the rapidly evolving cyber landscape.
“Member states recognise the importance of key initiatives by ENISA. The agency is in the unique position to support the DSM initiative by providing the solutions and knowledge for investment and deployment of electronic services in the EU internal market, supporting the economic benefits of Europe from the cyber market creating value from effective security.”
For more information, see the ENISA website.
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