Since its establishment in 2004, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) actively contributes to ensure a high and effective level of network and information security within EU, raise awareness and develop and promote a culture of network and information security in society, and thus contribute to a smooth functioning of the digital internal market. Regulation (EU) 2019/881 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on ENISA (the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) and on information and communications technology cybersecurity certification and repealing Regulation (EU) No 526/2013 was published to ensure smooth functioning of the internal market and to reach a high level of cybersecurity, cyber resiliance and trustworthiness throughout the EU.
ENISA is Union's expert agency for cybersecurity in Europe. ENISA closely cooperates with all Member States, especially with NIS cooperation group, and private sector providing these entities with professional consulting.
The Agency is managed by a Management Board. The Management Board is ensuring that the Agency carries out its tasks under conditions which enables it to serve in accordance with the founding Regulation. It adopts decisions prepared by the Executive Board. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Agency and performs his/her duties independently. The exchange of information between ENISA and the EU Member States is facilitated by the National Liaison Officers Network.
The advisory group focuses on issues relevant to stakeholders and brings them to the attention of ENISA.
The Executive Director establishes, in consultation with the Permanent Stakeholders’ Group, ad hoc Working Groups composed of experts. The ad hoc Working Groups are addressing specific technical and scientific matters.