iPROCEEDS-2: Online advisory workshop on drafting cybersecurity strategy in Montenegro

Online, Montenegro , 

Considering Montenegro's strategic goal to join the European Union, adopting adequate legislation on cybersecurity is a prerequisite to become a member of the European community.

Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (NIS Directive) requires, among other, that each member state adopts its own strategy for the security of information and communication systems. In light of its commitment to future EU membership, Montenegro needs to adopt new legislation and harmonize existing cyber security strategies.

The current Cybersecurity Strategy will expire at the end of 2021 and the national authorities of Montenegro have inquired the Council of Europe assistance in drafting a new strategy.

On 24 May, the iPROCEEDS-2 project organised an online workshop on Drafting Policies and Strategies on Cybersecurity, with the aim to provide advices and guidance on drafting a new Cybersecurity Strategy that would be in line with the EU standards.

The project will produce an assessment report analysing the current Cybersecurity Strategy against the EU standards on cybersecurity, while indicating the provisions to be included under the new Strategy, so to be compliant with the relevant European standards (GDPR, NIS Directive, ENISA best practice guide, etc.) on cybersecurity.

iPROCEEDS-2 project website