EU-wide security project proposed

EU-wide security project proposed

Scheme will improve overall security of European organisations, says Brussels agency

European security agency Enisa is backing the creation of a EU-wide knowledge bank of private and public sector information security incidents to improve European e-communcations.

The set up – to be known as the Partnership for ICT Security Incident and Consumer Confidence Information Exchange (PISCE) - will help organisations learn from the mistakes of others.

And the information store could also help in drafting legislation, according to Enisa executive director Andrea Pirotti.

"We support the establishment of PISCE, a partnership that would be open to security researchers, business partners, and public policy makers," he said.

An Enisa feasibility study found that EU-wide data collection is a complex matter. It identified over 100 potential partners and 60 existing data collection initiatives in the area – it recommends coordination between existing schemes is the best route forward.