Greece (GR)

Greece published its national strategy, NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY - Version 3.0, in 2017, the same year it was implemented.  This task falls to the National Cyber Security Authority (NCSI), which aims to bridge organisational and coordination gaps across cybersecurity stakeholders, both in the public and private sectors in close cooperation with the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). NCSI is also in charge of evaluating, revising and updating the strategy as necessary. 

The strategy covers the following strategic goals defined the ENISA self-assessment classification: Cyber crime; security and privacy balance; citizen awareness; critical information infrastructure protection, national cyber contingency plans; international cooperation; public-private partnership; incident response capability; institutional form of cooperation between public agencies; policy and regulation capabilities; baseline security requirements; incident reporting mechanisms; R&D; cybersecurity exercises; risk assessment; governance structure; training and educational programmes. 



User-Citizen Awareness 

Increasing awareness of threats and vulnerabilities related to cyber security and their social impacts. The cybersecurity strategy prioritises targeted awareness through educational campaigns for stakeholders and for citizens to help enhance knowledge about the risks of online environments with the aim of increasing protection from common threats, which is expected to eventually boost the level of cyber security in Greece.

The design, organisation and implementation of the user-citizen awareness programme is supervised by the National Cyber Security Authority and indicatively includes citizen information campaigns (e.g. via the Ministry of Education in primary and secondary education), educational activities (e.g. in collaboration with university institutions) for administrators and users of the stakeholders' information and communication systems, promotion through websites, etc.

Research and Education

Measures for supporting research and development programmes and academic educational programmes include: 

  • Participation in national, EU or other international research and development programmes.
  • Adaptation of curricula to encompass topics related to the National Cyber Security Strategy with the aim of strengthening the level of cyber security in Greece, especially when taking into account that this is a field of constantly evolving cutting edge technologies and specialised knowledge.
Higher Education Courses on Cybersecurity
Competent Authorities 
EU Cyber Professional Register for national stakeholders

The CyPR is all about boosting opportunities in the cybersecurity marketplace. 

This European Cybersecurity Professional Register is the place where professionals, juniors or seniors, age can promote their specific skill sets and experiences in cybersecurity, courses taken and qualifications.

Organisations of any size or sector from SMEs to large companies and public institutions can find and contact the right skills and experiences they need to improve their IT security posture.

Latest Update & Disclaimer

January 2021.

The information contained here is based on desk research carried out by, including the ENISA interactive maps on national strategies and educational courses. 


 Cybersecurity Response Teams: GDPR and NIS Directive Compliance and Notification

Report a cyber incident to national CERT/CSIRT

Greece has an officially recognised national CERT known as the National Authority against Electronic Attacks (NAAEA)

NAAEA is the agency responsible for encountering-protecting mainly the Public Sector along with the Critical National Infrastructures as established by Bill 3469/2008 and Presidential Decree 126/2009.
In order to fulfill its mission more effectively the NAAEA cooperates with foreign national or other CERT authorities and relevant agencies but with in-country government services, as well.

FORTH CERT is the Incident Response Team of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, one of the leading scientific organization in Greece.

A.U.Th.-CERT  is the incident response team security aims to inform the academic community in security and computer networks. It also aims to address security threats to computers and networks.

Best practices

Greece conducted two rounds of national exercises in 2010 and 2011 and participated in the NATO Cyber Defence Exercise of 2010 and 2011. The Hellenic Cyber Security team will compete in the 2017 edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge organized by ENISA.

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Latest Update & Disclaimer

January 2021.

The information contained here is the result of desk research carried out by 


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