Cybersecurity, Clusit is out in the field to support the national strategy

Closed goes out into the field in support of the national cybersecurity strategy putting the four specific areas in which you can make the maximum contribution based on its competences: Definition and maintenance of an updated and coherent national legal framework – Training – Promotion of the culture of cybersecurity – Metrics and KPIs. The Italian Association for Information Security has expressed its views “Full support” for the strategy as well as the related Implementation Plan published byNational Cybersecurity Agency (Acn).

Promote the creation of the Cybersecurity National Parkimprovement and dissemination of training programs for students, companies and public administrations and are among the key areas on which Clusit is willing to make a concrete contribution to the implementation of the strategy and the work of Acn.

The National Park of Cybersecurity and Education

Among the detailed measures presented by the Plan, Clusit highlighted those closest to its competencies and experience and confirmed “that any involvement in any other action compatible with its statute will be assessed with the utmost care”.

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The measures identified by Clusit include the number 11which refers to the creation of awareness initiatives to promote the application the “National Cybersecurity and Data Protection Framework” and “Essential Cybersecurity Controls”, properly updated in line with the threat image of PAs, businesses and SMEs.

Another area is that of size 49 for creation of a “national cybersecurity park” to host the necessary infrastructures for carrying out research and development activities in the field of cybersecurity and digital technologies, endowed with an “extensive” structure, with delegations distributed throughout the national territory.

In the context of training, the msize 59 intended to enhance the development of dedicated training courses with different levels of specialization in cybersecurity (primary and secondary education, postgraduate courses (ITS), university degrees and master’s degrees, doctorates and research master’s degrees, public administration training schools) – also investing in teacher training – align the educational supply to the demand of the labor market and thus create a workforce sensitive to related needs.

Incentives for startups and digital education

Another measure in which Clusit stands out is the number 64which provides incentives for startup development operating in the cybersecurity sector and public-private partnerships with women-led cybersecurity companies.

Measure 71 falls within the sphere of awareness campaigns to promote user skills and responsible behavior in cyberspace, counteract digital inattention and raise awareness of the risks posed by the use of information technology and how to protect online privacy.

Related size 72 which aims to promote digital educationincluding the aspects of cybersecurity, for all levels of school education, so as to disseminate technical and operational knowledge on the secure management of information and communication technologies, also providing connections with academia to maximize student learning on these issues.

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Founded in 2000 with the specific aim of disseminating cybersecurity issues, also through publications and events at local and national level, Clusit has further confirmed its commitment and skills with the organization of the “Second Meeting of the path of authorities 2022 – The national strategy Ccybersicurezza ”, held at the Observatory of Cybersecurity of the Politecnico di Milano.

After examining the contents of the implementation plan and the national cybersecurity strategy, and based on what has been developed over the years in terms of experience and professionalism, Clusit -read a note- “It is part of its mission to provide national government in general and the National Cybersecurity Agency in particular with support for initiatives.“In the indicated areas.

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