ECSO welcomes DG CNECT Deputy Director Khalil Rouhana and Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity Despina Spanou
Informal exchange of views with the Board of Directors
Deputy Director of DG CNECT, K. Rouhana and Director and Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity at DG CNECT, Mrs. Despina Spanou were invited by the ECSO secretariat to have an informal exchange of views with members of the Board of Directors.
This informal exchange comes at a timely moment. Both speakers touched upon several topics including the recently published call for proposal on the set up of a European Network of Competence Centres and a Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre, the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) as well as the partnership with ECSO and future ambitions
K. Rouhana underlined the importance of ECSO and of this partnership which will run until the end of 2020. “ECSO is our privileged partner (…) and ECSO’s support and involvement in actions designed together with the EC is significant”, he said. Since the publication of the cybersecurity legislative package in September last year, ECSO’s views and considerations, together with the Council, the European Parliament, ENISA and other stakeholders, have been important to ensure a satisfactory level of understanding of the work, ambitions and endeavours of the EC.