ACN: National Cybersecurity Agency is born

It’s called ACN, or the National Cybersecurity Agency. The Agency to protect national interests and from serious cyber threats

TheNational Cybersecurity Agency (ACN), currently under the control of the premier Mario Draghi and the delegated authority Franco Gabrielli. An organization which will be public, and which will contain the coordination center for the Recovery Fund.

The direction has not yet been defined, which will probably be entrusted to Roberto Baldoni, full professor of distributed systems at Sapienza in Rome, and deputy director of the Information Security Department with responsibility for cybersecurity. A team of 300 experts, with an endowment of 530 million euros up to 2027, it is also expected to reach around 800 employees within the year just mentioned.

The Council of Ministers gave, after several hesitations, the green light to the decree on Cybersecurity. The reform of the governance cyber represents an important moment for our country, and comes in a rather strategic period, right at the gates of G7 in Cornwall. This is a move that the Draghi government will also be able to use in strategic relations with President Joe Biden. In any case, from today to deal with cyber security incidents and cyber attacks also with the help of Computer Security Incident Response Italian team (CSIRT) Italy will have a well-defined point of reference.

ACN: National Cybersecurity Agency is born

ACN: National Cybersecurity Agency is born

In this pandemic year we have learned dearly the risk of having a territory not yet ready for mass digitization, this, combined with a non-optimal infrastructure security level, has led to a notable increase in cyber attacks. The economic damage of these attacks is enormous, and never more than now is it essential to remedy, and several times Franco Gabrielli, undersecretary with responsibility for information and security services, has tried to push in this direction.

The agency will have to work to raise ICT security levels, or Information and Communications Technology, of the operators of essential services (OSE), of the suppliers of digital services (FSD) and support the development of new ones digital, industrial, technological and scientific skills. By actively stimulating the dissemination of awareness on the subject, with a view to producing innovation and development in the field of security measures and inspection activities in the areas of the perimeter of national cyber security, network and information systems security (NIS directive), and security of electronic communication networks.

ACN: National Cybersecurity Agency is born

As initially said, the ACN, or National Cybersecurity Agency, will be composed of a team of 300 experts, to reach 800 in 2027. The idea is to create a targeted and sectoral strategic profile, to essentially adapt to the rest of the world. ‘Europe. It is no coincidence that the Government makes it known that this institute will be considered as the National Coordination Center, which will interface with the “European center of competence for cybersecurity in the industrial, technological and research fields”

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