Pascal Steichen, Managing Director of SECURITYMADEIN.LU, has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the new European Cybersecurity Competence Centre. The Governing Board of the Centre is composed of representatives from the Member States (27 members), the Commission (2 members) and ENISA (1 permanent observer).
During the same meeting, the list of National Coordination Centers officially appointed by the Member States was ratified by the board and published. Luxembourg appointed SECURITYMADEIN.LU as the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre. The National Coordination Centres are public sector entities, or mostly State owned, or performing public administration functions. National Coordination Centres either possess or have access to research and technological expertise in cybersecurity and have the capacity to engage effectively and coordinate with industry, the public sector, the academic and research community and citizens. In doing so, they will support capacity building in cyber security at national level, and where applicable, at regional and local levels. Further, they have the capacity to support the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) and the Network in fulfilling their mission.
The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre, which will be located in Bucharest, together with the Network of National Coordination Centres, will contribute to strengthening European cybersecurity capacities as well as boosting research excellence and the competitiveness of the Union’s industry in this field.