Cyber security policy in Latvia: coordination, strategy, and priorities ENISA Cyber Security Strategies Workshop November 27, 2014 Brussels
OUTLINE • Coordination • Strategy • Key areas of action • Action Plan • Priorities - LV Presidency
COORDINATION Ministry of Defence – national coordinator for cyber security and cyber defence • oversees national CSIRT unit («CERT.LV»); • supervises national legislation and law on IT security; • chairs National IT Security Council.
- National IT Security Council • Established to co-ordinate the planning and implementation of policy, tasks, and measures; • Key institution for state and private actorsto exchange information, cooperate and coordinate policy making and implementation; • Meetings are held every two months.
STRATEGY Overarching goal – a secure and reliable cyberspace, which ensures continuous supply of services • Outlines priorities for 2014 – 2018 • In partnership with other ministries (9) and NGO’s (7) • Approved by the Government on January 21 • Action plan adopted on July 9
- Key areas of Action • Governance and organization – national, state owned, critical and human resources • Rule of law and cybercrime • Crisis management • Education and awareness • International cooperation
- Action Plan • Governance and organization: • National cyber security – 9 actions • State owned ICT – 8 actions • Human resources – 5 actions • Critical infrastructure – 5 actions # Strengthen capacity of CERT.LV # Perform national riskassessment # Advance cyber security standards within govt. systems # Develop ICT profession standards
- Action Plan 2. Rule of law and cybercrime – 8 actions # Improve legal basis for categorizing the systems, their tasks, responsibilities # Synchronize terminology # Educate law enforcement, forensics structures
- Action Plan 3. Crisis management – 15 actions #EstablishCyber Defence Guard #Perform trainings and exercises to improve coordination among institutions # Create infrastructure for communication in crisis situations
- Action Plan 4. Education, research and awareness – 9 actions # Create master programme in Cyber Security Management #Raiseusers’ awareness – children, schools, general public # Promote innovations and research in academic environment
- Action Plan 5. International cooperation – 9 actions # Support international efforts in enhancing mutual trust and cooperation # Strengthening of regional cooperation with Nordic and Baltic partners # Participate in regional and international exercises
PRIORITIES During Latvian Presidency in the Council of the EU, Cyber Security is recognized as a priority on • the political level • the practical level • «global cyber attacks may be directed against Latvia» • LT PRES experience
Political priorities Digital priority – one of TOP 3 LV PRES priorities – includes: • Trust in the digital single market; • E – governance; • A safe and secure cyberspace • emphasis on motivating small and medium enterprises to create a secure digital environment; • propose a debate on responsible disclosure.
Main platforms & events • Friends of Presidency on Cyber Issues • TELECOM WP on NIS Directive • Cyber Defence seminar in Germany, 25-26 March • Digital Agenda Assembly in Riga, 16-17 June; # Workshop with ENISA on Cloud Computing; • CERT’s meeting in Riga (1st meeting in Venice). • The Hague Conference (16-17 April) • EC’s Conference on EU CSS (3 March).
Cyber security policy in Latvia: coordination, strategy and priorities Elīna Neimane, email@example.comNational Cyber Security Policy Coordination SectionMinistry of Defence, Latvia