The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and RHEA Group have signed the first framework agreement to implement the Ad hoc Cybersecurity Assistance Mechanism, with the goal of supporting the States member of the European Union (EU) in case of cybersecurity-related transborder incidents or crisis.
According to RHEA Group, the cyber assistance mechanism will enable to provide advice to member States with regard to specific threats, assess cybersecurity incidents, facilitate technical management and support communication efforts.
RHEA obtained its first contract under this agreement, through which support services will be provided. The company will develop, for instance, cyber assistance mechanism guidelines, taking into account all stakeholders.
ENISA, established in 2004, actively participates in the implementation of the EU cyber policy. Its role is to help Europe deal with cyber threats and to increase the level of cybersecurity across the continent. Through knowledge sharing, capacity building, education as well as certification schemes, the Agency works at protecting networks and information systems to keep European Union’s online business activities functional and safe.
RHEA Group, for its part, develops custom security systems and services for aerospace, military and government sectors, as well as other critical infrastructure. The organization, whose head office is located in Belgium, has offices in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, The Czech Republic, the UK, Switzerland and Canada.
This new agreement is in line with the need to maintain a high level of trust in public administrations and online businesses throughout the European territory.
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