ENISA will co-ordinate European police in fight against cyber crime
Date: February 05, 2004
The European Commission has given the green light to a pan-European cyber crime team that will draw together the efforts of police forces throughout Europe.
The European Network of Information Security Agency (ENISA), based in Brussels, was created after the EC recognised the need to synchronise approaches to internet and network security across the continent. Initially, ENISA will run for four years on a budget of E24.3m with the potential to become a permanent organisation should its work prove successful.
Members of the European Commission have been keen to stress that the agency is not designed to be a single cyber crime-fighting unit for the whole of Europe, but rather a central knowledge and research centre where each national cyber crime body can pool resources and information for more effective use. One of ENISA’s roles will be to raise awareness among the public sector, businesses and wider society of the security threats posed by viruses and malicious codes.
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