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New Permanent Stakeholders' Group of top security advisors appointed

(PresseBox) (Heraklion, Crete, ) As of today, a new composition of 30 top security experts start their term of office as members of the Permanent Stakeholders' Group (PSG), giving advice to the EU's 'cyber security' Agency ENISAthe European Information and Security Agency. The PSG is a group of leading security experts that gives advice to the Agency Executive Director, e.g. in drawing up a proposal for the Agency's Work Programme.

The selected applicants are appointed ad personam as PSG Members. That means that they do neither represent a country, nor a company, but are selected upon basis of expertise and personal merits. The term of office for the members is 2,5 years, i.e. 2010-2012.The first meeting of the new PSG takes place on 24th March, 2010, in Athens. A list of the appointed members can be downloaded here.

The Executive Director Dr. Udo Helmbrecht comments:

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of 30 members of the next PSG. In my vision for the Agency, I am convinced Europe needs more cooperation and dialogue with all security stakeholders. The PSG plays an important role in this respect. I am looking forward to working closely with each and every member of the PSG. I am confident the expertise, insight and broad experience the members will bring to the PSG will be beneficial to the Agency. As Chair of the PSG, I am determined to take every opportunity to involve the PSG in taking ENISA further and, in particular, to carefully consider their advice before taking strategic decisions."

Background:

On 30 June 2009, a Call for Expression of Interest for Membership of the PSG was issued, with a deadline which expired on 30, November, 2009. Subsequent to a short listing of a number of applicants the Executive Director of ENISA, Dr. Helmbrecht selected 30 experts, informed the Agency Management Board of his decision and then appointed the experts ad personam as members of the 2010-2012 PSG.
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