European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) was established by Regulation (EC) 460/2004 of the European Parliament and Council of 10 March 2004.
ENISA is an advisory body of the European Commission. Its objective is 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. ENISA cooperates with all Member States and private sector providing these entities with professional consulting and suitable solutions in the field of electronic communications.
The Agency is managed by its Executive Director who shall be appointed by the Management Board on the basis of a list of candidates proposed by the Commission. Representatives of Member States are Members of the Management Board, which ensures that the Agency carries out its tasks under conditions that enable it to serve in accordance with the founding Regulation. Other bodies are: Permanent Stakeholders Group composed of experts representing the relevant stakeholders such as from information and communication technologies industry, consumer groups and academic experts; and ad hoc working groups. In 2013, the Management Board has decided to establish the Executive Board consisting of five members of the Management Board.