The cooperation of the National Betting Authority and the Digital Security Authority is established

The National Betting Authority (EAS) and the Digital Security Authority (ADA) proceeded to the conclusion of a Cooperation Memorandum, with the aim of defining an action framework for dealing with cyber threats. The memorandum of cooperation was signed by the President of EAS, Mrs. Ioanna Fiakkou and on behalf of APA the Commissioner of Communications, Mr. George Michailidis.

In particular, the Memorandum aims to strengthen the cooperation between EAS and ADA on issues of common interest, such as the management of cyber security and / or digital security incidents, the strengthening of the EAS cyber security level, as well as the exchange of information, technology and experiences between the two Authorities. .

At the same time, the Memorandum provides mutual support for technical issues where necessary, as well as cooperation between the two Authorities on issues related to the training of EAS staff by the ADA, including the provision of the necessary know-how, as well as relevant safety information. of the EAS supervised systems.

In her statements, the President of the National Betting Authority, Ms. Ioanna Fiakkou, pointed out that “the betting industry, which is regulated and supervised by the Authority, is an ever-changing industry characterized by rapid technological developments. This fact, in relation to the need to shield the organization from cyber attacks and vulnerabilities of digital systems, make necessary the necessary synergies with the competent bodies. For this reason, we proceeded to conclude cooperation with the APA, as the competent body for cybersecurity issues, in order to strengthen and shield EAS. We are convinced that, through this important cooperation and the utilization of the know-how and expertise of the APA, we will be able to carry out our responsibilities more efficiently and more safely. “

For his part, the Communications Commissioner, Mr. George Michailidis, pointed out that “it is a very important cooperation between the two Authorities on the one hand because the Digital Security Authority is the competent service to coordinate the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/1148 ( NIS Directive), supervising the implementation of the national legal and regulatory framework for the Security of Networks and Information Systems, the implementation of the Cyber ​​Security Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as coordinating the two-way information of the Cypriot authorities, stakeholders and citizens Republic of Cyprus with the competent services of the European Union for issues and activities related to network and information security and cybersecurity, and on the other hand because the APA, taking into account its know-how in cyber security and / or digital security cases, will provide consulting and technical support to EAS in order to restore any vulnerabilities and will b assists, through this cooperation, EAS in the management of cybersecurity and / or digital security incidents. We expect that this cooperation will help to the maximum extent both Authorities in the performance of their duties “.

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