The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) released its report that provides an overview of the process and an aggregated analysis of the 79 incident reports of severe outages of electronic communication networks or services which were reported by national regulators during 2012.
Below a summary of some of the conclusions that can be drawn from the ENISA incident reports;
The EU ‘cyber security’ Agency ENISA is launching an in-depth study on 30 different ‘digital traps’ or honeypots that can be used by Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT)s and National/Government CERTs to proactively detect cyber-attacks. The study reveals barriers to understanding basic honeypot concepts and presents recommendations on which honeypot to use.
The European Network and Information Security Agency
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is an agency of the European Union. ENISA was created in 2004 by EU Regulation No 460/2004 and is fully operational since September 1st, 2005. It has its seat in Heraklion, Crete (Greece).
The objective of ENISA is to improve network and information security in the European Union. The agency has to contribute to the development of a culture of network and information security for the benefit of the citizens, consumers, enterprises and public sector organisations of the European Union, and consequently will contribute to the smooth functioning of the EU Internal Market.
ENISA is managed by the Executive Director, and supported by a staff composed of experts representing stakeholders such as the information and communication technologies industry, consumer groups and academic experts. The Agency is overseen by the Management Board, which is composed of representatives from the EU Member States, the EU Commission and other stakeholders. The Permanent Stakeholders Group was established by and gives advice to the Executive Director.
Information taken from wikipedia.org
ENISA has been so kind to publish their presentations on botnets, measurement, detection, disinfection and defence.