Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

2016-AT-IA-0089

Strengthening the CERT Capacity and IT security readiness in Austria
Programme: 
CEF Telecom
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Implementation schedule: 
September 2017 to August 2019
Maximum EU contribution: 
€659,702
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Last modified: 
September 2020

2016-AT-IA-0089

The Action prepared the Austrian National Computer Emergency Response Team - CERT.at - for the requirements and tasks arising from the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive). With the Action, CERT.at ensured that the CERT's team was adequately staffed and trained, and that the organization had sufficient cybersecurity capabilities.

The Action facilitated cross-border cooperation, especially by developing and providing to national and/or governmental Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Computer Security Information Response Teams (CSIRTs) in Europe re-usable building blocks represented by several software tools designed as an extension of selected components of the Cybersecurity Core Service Platform (CSP) MeliCERTes. The cross-border cooperation was also facilitated by the beneficiary’s participation in the Computer Security Information Response Teams (CSIRT) network according to Art.12 of the NIS Directive and in the meetings of the Task Force on Computer Security Incident Response Teams (TF-CSIRT).