Croatia implemented its national cybersecurity strategy in 2015: NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA (EN).
The strategy covers 7 of the 15 strategic goals in the ENISA self-assessment classification. These strategic goals are: Cybercrime; international cooperation; incident reporting mechanisms; R&D; incident response capability; balance security with privacy; baseline security requirements.
It calls for a systematic approach in the application and enhancement of the national legal framework by pursuing activities and measures to increase security, resilience and reliability in cyberspace.
Other key measures are establishing more effiecient mechanisms of information sharing, increasing awareness, fostering the development of harmonised educational programmes and research and development.
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN THE NATIONAL STRATEGY
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Awareness and training is foreseen mostly for the public sector:
While Croatia has no formal public-private partnerships, several initiatives aim to strengthen links between different sectors of society or can serve as multipliers in reaching companies and other organisations on the importance of cybersecurity.
CARNet, the National CERT, has jurisdiction over all parties that use a Croatian IP address and will liaise with private organisations for the purpose of cybersecurity incident prevention and incident response.
The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) is an independently-run public authority that liaises with the private sector in its support role of the communication industry.
RACVIAC — Centre for Security Cooperation is a representative body for the defence and security sectors in south-eastern Europe, based in Croatia.
The Croatian Defense Industry Competitiveness Cluster (HKKOI; English) brings together the country’s relevant SMEs in cooperation with Croatia’s Ministry of Defence to spin out commercial applications from military technologies. HKKOI’s members are active mainly in the fields of advanced materials, cyber security, electronics, energy, ICT, robotics and the land, maritime and naval sectors. HKKOI is focused on boosting the capacities of its SMEs by linking them to the value chains of larger enterprises to develop new products and services. The cluster is also expanding its international cooperation, and currently has contacts with the European Defence Agency and the region of Andalusia.
There is also the Association of Croatian ICT clusters.
The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM; English Version) is a public authority that supports the communication industry. HAKOM liaises with the private sector in the course of its duties.
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The Information Systems Security Bureau (ZSIS; Croatian; English version is the national competent authority for network and information security as stated in the Act on Information Security 2007. It operates under the Office for National Security.
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The information contained here is based on desk research carried out by CYBERWISER.eu, including the ENISA interactive maps on national strategies and educational courses.
CYBERSECURITY RESPONSE TEAMS: GDPR and NIS Directive: Compliance and Notification
National Computer Security Information Response Team (CSIRT)
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Notification obligations in the event of a cyber-attack/data breach
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|Latest Update & Disclaimer||
The information contained here is the result of desk research carried out by CYBERWISER.eu.