European Cyber Security Month

October is the European Cyber Security Month during which a campaign is organized under the auspices of the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and their partners in order to raise interest in cyber security within the European Union and to raise awareness in this area. Awareness activities include…

The Vulnerability Reporting Guideline

On 7 October 2019 the National Cyber Security Centre SK-CERT has published The Vulnerability Reporting Guideline. This guideline is a tool for security researchers, software developers, hardware manufacturers as well as for the general public. It provides a detailed procedure and recommended steps for reporting newly discovered vulnerabilities and also a procedure for reporting already existing vulnerabilities found…

National Cybersecurity Centre SK-CERT

National Security Authority established the National Cybersecurity Centre SK-CERT by transformation of the National Unit SK-CERT.     By establishing the National Cybersecurity Centre SK-CERT (www.sk-cert.sk) the Authority performs the task of the Action Plan of Cybersecurity Concept Implementation of the Slovak Republic within the years 2015 -2020.     “Building the capabilities of the Slovak Republic…

High Level Table-Top Exercise BlueOLEX2019

A High Level Table-Top Exercise BlueOLEX2019 Joined Representatives of Member States in Response to Critical Cybersecurity Situation On 2 and 3 July 2019 Paris was hosting a high-level Table-Top exercise BlueOLEx 2019 based on Commission Recommendation on Coordinated response to large-scale cross-border cybersecurity incidents and crises.       The exercise was organized by French L’Agence Nationale…

CyberSOPEx Exercise Tested the Cooperation of National CSIRT Units

On 15 May 2019 the National Unit SK-CERT of the National Security Authority took part in the international exercise CyberSOPEx. The exercise organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) was aimed at enhancing of coordination and cooperation of EU Member States in handling of large scale cybersecurity incidents which is one of…

First of Series of National Table-Top Exercises Successfully Behind Us

The National Unit SK-CERT of the National Security Authority conducted the first of a series of the National Table-Top exercises on 14 May 2019. The exercise was named “A Suspicious Mail is Just the Beginning”. The Table-Top exercises are a kind of non-technical exercises focusing on decision-making, as well as practising and testing of own procedures and…

Significant Progress of Slovakia in ITU Global Cyber Security Index 2018

A few days ago the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) published the Global Cyber Security Index (GCI) for the year 2018. The GCI is published annually. The Slovak Republic moved up 36 places in the GCI compared to the year 2017 and took 45th place. The Global Cyber Security Index in the framework of cybersecurity focuses on:…

Table Top EU ELEx 2019 Exercise

EU ELEx 2019 Exercise took place on 5 April 2019 on the European Parliament ground, focusing on operational handling of cybersecurity incidents during the European Parliament elections. The exercise was organized by ENISA in cooperation with the European Parliament and European Commission. At the beginning of the exercise the vice president of the European Parliament…

The Finals of Guardians 2019 Is Over

This year’s Guardians 2019 gave more space to young people from Slovakia with diverse experience in the field of information security. The competition brings together people who have wide experience in this field with those who just would like to direct their carrier to the field of cybersecurity. More sophisticated attacks, more teams, real environment…

Guardians Exercise 2019

The National Security Authority via the National Unit SK-CERT and the Binary Confidence Company Ltd. co-organize the third year of the Guardians competition for young IT specialists. Prior to the upcoming elections of the head of the state, the competition will simulate attacks on the staff of candidates and will demonstrate how they can be…