In the past years the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) has become a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector. High-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society are given the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition. In 2018, the conference was home to more than 2.000 participants from over 90 countries, including 40 ministers and state secretaries and more than 100 high-level speakers, exchanging on investment flows, system integration or long-time scenarios against the backdrop of dynamic innovation and the digital transformation.
The Cybersecurity Act was adopted by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). This new EU Regulation gives ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, a permanent mandate and strengthens its role. The Act also establishes an EU framework for cybersecurity certification, boosting the cybersecurity of digital products and services in Europe.
“Today’s event is not only well timed, it is also well planned to address all three dimensions of our European cybersecurity policy agenda and thus the whole breadth of ENISA’s work.”
On 19 March 2019, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity ENISA organised an event in Brussels to celebrate its 15-year anniversary.
Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of the Agency, and distinguished guests representing the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the EU Member States delivered speeches, including a keynote speech from honorary guest, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel.
The Special Eurobarometer Survey 480 (EBS480) was carried out between 24th October and 7th November 2018 to collect the Europeans’ attitudes towards Internet security. 27,339 face-to-face interviews in all Member States were conducted with Europeans older than 15 years. Respondents provided information on how often and by which means they access the Internet, and what they do when they are online. They were asked on their concerns about their actions on the Internet, and which measures they undertake to lower the risk of falling victim to cyber crime. Europeans could express their feelings of how well informed they were about these risks, which actions they considered to be criminal, and whether they or people close to them had already been victims. Finally, the survey gathered information on which actions Europeans undertook if they became victims and which ways to report cyber crime they know of.
Today the European Commission published the latest monthly reports from Google, Twitter, and Facebook, on the progress made in February towards meeting their commitments to fight disinformation. The online platforms are all signatories of the Code of Practice against disinformation and have committed to report their progress in the run up to the European Parliament elections in May 2019. The publication of the monthly reports follows a meeting yesterday afternoon between the Commission and the platforms to discuss the state of play.