On 13 March 2017 EUROCONTROL and the European Commission DIGIT Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) signed a Service Level Agreement to improve cyber security. On 5 April this agreement was formally presented to EUROCONTROL by Gertrud Ingestad, the Director General of the European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT).
CERT-EU’s mission is to support the European institutions, agencies and bodies to protect themselves against intentional and malicious attacks that would hamper the integrity of their IT assets and harm the interests of the EU.
It was further reported that CERT-EU will provide services to EUROCONTROL in order to support the setting up of the European Air Traffic Management Computer Emergency Response Team (EATM-CERT®.
CERT-EU will make available some information and cyber-security tools to EATM-CERT as well as sharing experience, expertise, advice and procedures on how to operate a CERT efficiently.