National Cyber Security Authority – Ministry of Digital Governance (NCSA)
Profile: The Ministry of Digital Governance is a new entity in the Greek government bringing together all the Information Technology and Telecommunications structures related to the provision of digital services to citizens and businesses in Greece. The Ministry of Digital Governance is coordinating activities with all other ministries, government agencies, and bodies, to ensure interoperability at all levels e.g. devices, networks, data repositories, services, people, sectors, authorities, communities. Its strategic target is to develop the necessary framework in order to contribute to the establishment of the inclusive Digital Single Market at European level and enabling citizens and businesses in Greece to truly benefit from interlinked and multi-lingual e-services.
The National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) is established in the Ministry of Digital Governance, following a Presidential Decree. According to Greek National Law 4577/2018 (Greek Government, 2018), the National Cyber Security Authority, acts as the National Competent Authority for cybersecurity in Greece and collaborates with the relevant CSIRTs and all other national actors to achieve the national objectives of ensuring a high level of security for networks and information systems. NCSA, in close cooperation with the CSIRTs and other national authorities, assesses the technical and organizational measures implemented by Operators of Essential Services (OES) and other entities, handles all critical incidents, issues binding instructions and imposes corrective actions and penalties when necessary. As the national representative in international and European organizations and working groups for cybersecurity, NCSA opens channels of communication with strategic stakeholders and promotes all necessary steps towards a secure cyberspace.
Expertise and Role in CONCORDIA: NCSA is going to contribute to the CONCORDIA project by providing advice and expertise on policy making issues, on EU and national context, related to security and privacy.