Cybersecurity, Clusit in the field to support the national strategy

The association puts its expertise at the disposal of the Government. Identified four areas, including regulatory training and updating, and key measures starting with initiatives for startups and the Cybersecurity National Park Jun 21st, 2022 Patrizia Licata journalist

Clusit takes the field in support of the National Cybersecurity Strategy by putting on paper the four specific areas in which it will be able to make the most of its skills: Definition and maintenance of an updated and coherent national legal framework – Training – Promotion of the culture of cyber security – Metrics and KPIs . The Italian Association for Cyber Security has expressed its "full support" to the strategy as well as the related Implementation Plan published by the National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN). Push on the creation of the National Cybersecurity Park, strengthening and dissemination of training programs for students, businesses and public administrations and are among the key areas on which Clusit is ready to make a concrete contribution to the implementation of the strategy and to the work of the ACN. Index of topics • The Cybersecurity National Park and training • Incentives for startups and digital education • Clusit alongside the government on cybersecurity The Cybersecurity National Park and Training Among the detailed measures presented in the Clusit Plan , he underlined those closest to his skills and experience and confirmed "that any involvement in any other action compatible with its statute will be evaluated with the utmost attention".

The measures identified by Clusit include number 11, which concerns the creation of awareness-raising initiatives to promote the application of the "National Framework for Cybersecurity and Data Protection" and the "Essential Cybersecurity Controls", appropriately updated in line with the framework of the threat, by the PA, companies and SMEs. Another area is that of measure 49 for the creation of a "national cybersecurity park" that houses the infrastructures necessary for carrying out research and development activities in the field of cybersecurity and digital technologies, equipped with a "widespread" structure, with ramifications distributed throughout the national territory. In the field of training, measure 59 is mentioned, aimed at strengthening the development of dedicated training courses with different levels of specialization in cybersecurity (primary and secondary school, post-diploma courses (ITS), university degree and master's degree courses, research and master's degrees, public administration training schools) – also investing in the training of teaching staff – to align the educational offer with the demand of the labor market and thus create a workforce that responds to the related needs. Startup incentives and digital education Another measure on which Clusit emphasizes is number 64, which provides incentives for the development of startups operating in the cybersecurity sector and public-private partnerships with female-led cybersecurity companies. Measure 71 falls within the scope of awareness-raising campaigns to promote user skills and responsible behaviour in cyberspace, tackling digital inattention and raising awareness of the risks arising from the use of information technologies and how to protect one's privacy online. Similar to measure 72 which aims to promote digital education, including aspects of cyber security, for all levels of school education, so that technical and operational knowledge on the safe management of information and communication technologies is disseminated, also providing for links with the academic world to maximize students' learning on these issues. Clusit alongside the government on cybersecurity 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 authority path 2022 – The national strategy of Ccybersecurity", held at the Cybersecurity Observatory 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 - reads a note - "considers it part of its mission to offer the national government in general, and the National Cybersecurity Agency in particular, support for initiatives" in the areas indicated.