Cyprus implemented its revised cybersecurity strategy in 2020: Cyprian National Cyber Security Strategy (Greek).
The strategy covers 10 of the strategic goals in the ENISA self-assessment classification. These goals are: Cybercrime; Citizen's awareness; Critical Information Infrastructure Protection; national cyber contingency plans; international cooperation; public-private partnership; incident response capability; institutionalised form of cooperation between public agencies; cyber security exercises; training and educational programmes.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE NATIONAL STRATEGY
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The Cyprus Cybercrime Center of Excellence (3CE) provides short-term, highly focused and specialised training seminars on cybercrime-related issues for public and private sector participants. Courses facilitate the exchange and diffusion of tacit knowledge and expertise and familiarise participants with new technologies and tools, and improve their day-to-day activities related to the Cybercrime area. University courses on Cybercrime developed and delivered to stakeholders will provide better understanding of the legal and technical elements of cybercrime for new generation scientists. Courses will be made available under creative commons licensing terms for LEAs worldwide. 3CE aspires to become an exemplary Centre of Excellence in the area of Cybercrime by conducting research in relevant fields, focusing particularly on areas dealing with forensic analysis, intrusion detection systems of critical information infrastructures, and legal aspects of cybercrime.
|Higher Education Courses on Cybersecurity
There is public-private co-operation on awareness of cybersecurity and in the creation of a cybercrime centre of excellence. A biennial CYpBER conference provides a liason between Cyprus government and private sector representatives dealing with cybersecurity concerns (mostly related to oil and gas industry). The 2021 edition focuses on e-cYber Health 2021 with a focus on diagnostics, hospitals and pharmaceuticals.
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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 data breach
NIS Directive (operators of essential services and digital service providers): actual, adverse and significant impact on the continuity of essential services. Actual, adverse and substantial impact on the provision of enumerated digital services.
GDPR (any organisation dealing with the data of EU citizens): accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, altercation, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
Cyprus does not have a CERT or similar authority for the central logging for cybersecurity incident data.
Department of Information Technology Services (DITS)
National Security Authority
Central Intelligence Service
Department of Electronic Communications (DEC)
Cyprus Research and Academic CSIRT
The mission of the KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence (KIOS CoE) is to conduct multidisciplinary research and innovation in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control, Security and Management of Critical Infrastructures.
KIOS CoE strives to create a regional research and innovation ecosystem in the area of ICT, resulting in major economic and societal benefits for Cyprus and Europe as a whole, by cultivating a vibrant research and innovation cluster in high technology areas linking universities, technology companies and end users, government agencies, as well as enterprise support companies.
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