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European Internet security agency created

In recognition that guaranteeing network security is vital to the future roll-out of electronic commerce, and in the context of growing concern over the increasing potential for cyber-attacks, the European Commission has proposed the creation of a European network and information security agency (ENISA). The agency is designed as a centre of competence where both member states and EU institutions can exchange information and seek advice on matters relating to cyber-security. It will build on national efforts to enhance network and information security — defined by Erkki Liikanen, the EU information society commissioner, as ensuring the ability of a network or an information system to resist, with a given level of confidence, accidental events or malicious actions that compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of data. Full Story

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