FIRE attended the opening ceremony of the new National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) on 13th of May in Brno by czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka with the participation of director of czech National Security Agency (NBU) Dušan Navrátil, Assistant NATO Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Sorin Ducaru and Executive Director of ENISA Udo Helmbrecht. Reconstruction and office equipment costs were estimated at € 3 million and employs nearly 34 people from among the cyber security experts in a first stage.
NCSC is a part of the National Security Agency formed in cooperation with universities to protection against potential cyber attacks targeted to government and state institutions. Number of these attacks is growing in recent years all over the world.
The main task of the NCSC is coordination of cooperation on both national and international level to prevent cybernetic attacks, to propose and adopt measures for incident solving, against ongoing attacks and representing the Czech Republic in NATO as well.
Within the NCSC opening ceremony the conference entitled Cyber Security - Achievements and Challenges took place from 13th to 14th of May at the Hotel International in Brno. Many world cyber security experts performed their contributions at this event. The conference was held in English language with simultaneous translation into Czech.
More information can be found on the website of the National Cyber Security Centre http://www.govcert.cz/en/.