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Call for World class experts to Permanent Stakeholders’ Group


19 Apr 2012



Do you have what it takes in cyber security kills, expertise and competence to be one of the world class experts advising ENISA? The EU’s cyber security Agency ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency), is launching the call for the best and brightest IT security brains as new members to its Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) for the period of August 2012 to February 2015 (2,5 years). The PSG advises the Executive Director in e.g. drawing up a proposal for the Agency’s Work Programme, and all issues related thereto.

The PSG will be composed of thirty leading experts in Network and Information Security. The PSG Members should represent relevant stakeholders, for example,  information and communication technologies industry, consumer and user organisations, as well as academic and research institutions. The current PSG is composed of 19 experts from industry, seven from users’ organisations and  four from academia and research.  The selected applicants will be appointed ad personam as PSG Members. They do neither represent a country, nor a company. Among earlier PSG members is for example Howard Schmidt, who later became the White House Cyber-Security Coordinator of the Obama administration.

How to apply? Applicants are invited to submit their full applications as soon as possible and not later than 30th April 2013.

Do you have what it takes?

The Executive Director will take the following criteria into consideration while assessing the applications:

• proven abilities in the fields relevant to the mandate of the PSG; 

• capacity to contribute to issues that relate to the Agency’s tasks

• the ability to cover a wide range of expertise in information and communication technology industries.

Experts may be selected from, for example, fixed and mobile telecommunication operators, internet service providers, security service providers, hardware/software industries, consumer and user organisations. Approximately five experts could be selected from, for example, internet and users, administrations, public and private service sector, and academia/research institutions. Around 10 Experts may be selected from areas of activity such as cryptographic applications, identity management, biometrics, risk analysis and management, network and information security and electronic processes.The mandate of the forthcoming PSG runs from August 2012 until  around February 2015, that is, 2,5 years. Travel and subsistence expenses incurred for PSG activities are reimbursed by the Agency.

Full call: Practical Guidance for Applicants to the ENISA Permanents Stakeholders’ Group 

For more details contact: Media: Graeme Cooper, Head of Public Affairs, ENISA, Applicants: PSG Secretariat: