EU4Digital: Cybersecurity East

Project Description
The "EU4Digital: Cybersecurity East" project focuses on further developing the approximation of all Eastern Partner countries to the EU basic pillars on cybersecurity, taking into account the different level of advancement between the partner countries.
Specific Objective
To develop technical and cooperation mechanisms that increase cybersecurity and preparedness against cyber-attacks, in line with the EU standards.

To strengthen the national cybersecurity governance and legal framework across the EaP countries, including through:
– Support to amendment or development of legislative framework.
– Training and mentoring on cyber threats and response, human rights, data protection safeguards and oversight mechanisms.
– Cooperation with private sector service providers.
– Public awareness raising.

To strengthen the protection of critical information infrastructure in the EaP countries, including through:
– Technical assistance for national critical information infrastructure.
– Support for development of action plans and processes for the protection of critical information infrastructure.
– Technical assistance and training for the development of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection systems.

To increase the operational capacities for cybersecurity incidents management in the EaP countries, including through:
– Organisation of joint cyber incident management meetings, table-top exercises and mock operations to simulate a cyber-attack situation.
– Joint cyber operations and investigations.
– Supporting inter-agency and trans-national cooperation in actual cyber incidents
– Supporting and consolidating existing regional networks.
Expected Results
- Strengthened national cybersecurity governance and legal framework across the EaP countries.
- Strengthened protection of critical information infrastructure in the EaP countries.
- Increased operational capacities for cybersecurity incidents management in the EaP countries.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Regional
Priority Area:
Partnership that connects, Partnership that protects
Subsector:
Digital (broadband, mobile, eGov, digital innovation, cyber), Security & conflict response
Topic:
Digital, Security
EaP Countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine
Project Status:
Ongoing
Start Date:
27.11.2019
End Date:
26.11.2022
Implementing Organisation:
GFA
Funding by the EU:
€3 121 600
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