State Budget 2023: The government wants to install a network of seven competence centers to support cyber security – Computers

Government envisages setting up a network of seven competence centers to provide the first line of support in cyber securityit is stated in the draft law on the state budget for 2023 (OE2023) published today.

“THE The intensification of the use of technology and digital tools is the basis for the creation of a new economic and social paradigm that offers countless opportunities for development“, says the executive director led by António Costa, referring to the fact that “the Government will continue to invest in people’s empowerment, business structure and digitalization of public administration, through various initiatives” within the framework of the PRR – Plan for Recovery and Resilience. .

As an example, the Government points out ” training the first 2,800 cyber security experts within the C-Academy and setting up a network of seven competence centers for the first line of specialist cyber security supportintended for small and medium-sized enterprises [Pequenas e Médias Empresas] and Local administration of the mainland and islands”.

Innovation will continue to play “a key role in the digitization of the country”, so that “Through experimental laboratories, the Government will design and test innovative solutions in the functioning of public administration, with contributions from LAbX, winners of the ESPA 2021 awards in the Innovative Public Administration category, dedicated to the development of digital public services; LabAP, dedicated to improving customer service; as well as the Innovation Laboratories of Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda (INCM LAB), which are dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and solutions for companies”.

Regarding the role of the startup ecosystem in economic development, the Government will continue to “promote a more attractive business environment”. The government “recognizes that The success of digitization and administrative modernization depends on the trust of people and companies in the state and the use of digital media“.

Despite the “undeniable” advantages of the digital transition process, they also represent “greater exposure to malicious threats and vulnerabilities inherent in the use of information and communication technologies“.

Hence the need to “strengthen” national cyber security, s The National Center for Cyber ​​Security (CNCS) will promote the training and awareness raising of professionals in the fields of health and justice; continuation of regulatory and supervisory activities as a national authority for cyber security, within the framework of the legal regime of cyber security; strengthening the operational capabilities of the CERT.PT cybersecurity incident response team and its articulation with other national and international bodies; operationalization of the certification scheme for compliance with the national reference framework for cyber security; and the development of a certification scheme for cyber security service providers, within the framework of the national cyber security certification system, the document states.

“In order to support the processes of digital transformation and technology transfer, in small and medium-sized enterprises and in public administration, a pillar of digital innovations in cyber security – C-HUB” will be created and “within the Internet Segura Center (CIS) ), will be implemented CIS – Cybersecurity LAB”.

The National Coordination Center will also be operational within the framework of the European Center for Industrial, Technological and Research Competence in Cybersecurity, established by Regulation (EU) 2021/887 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021.

“Have With regard to the end of the life cycle of the current National Cyberspace Security Strategy, a new strategy adapted to the evolution of the threat scenario will be created and presented during 2023 and the international context”, he emphasizes.

Furthermore, “there will be more the first prototypes of encryption machines have been delivered and the process of their industrialization will begin on the basis of a national industrial consortium that will be created for this purpose, which will enable the development of national cryptographic capacitiesessential for promoting information security,” he concludes.

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