Lithuania (LT)

In 2006, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania established that the current regulation of electronic information security (cyber security) is insufficient, and thus resolved to draft a law on the security of electronic communications networks, approving the Programme for the Development of Electronic Information Security (Cyber Security) for 2011–2019 in 2011.

At the end of 2014 the first Law on Cyber Security was approved detailing how to set up, manage and control the national cyber security system and defining cyber security terms and other related concepts.

According to the 29 June 2011 Government Resolution Nr. 766 On the approval of The Programme for the Development of Electronic Information Security (Cyber-Security) for 2011–2019 there are 3 main program objectives:

  1. To ensure the security of state-owned information resources;
  2. To ensure an efficient functioning of critical information infrastructure;
  3. To seek to ensure the cyber security of the Lithuanian residents and persons staying in Lithuania.

These objectives have been carried over and further developed in the Law on Cyber Security approved in 2014.

 

National Cyber Security Strategy

Year of adoption

On December 2011, the Government approved the Programme for the Development of Electronic Information Security (Cyber-Security) for the period 2011-2019.

The first Law on Cyber Security was approved in December 2014.

Updates and revisions December 2014
Implementation and monitoring

The Ministry of National Defence is responsible for shaping cyber security policy as well as monitoring and coordinating its implementation.

A national Cyber Security centre was establish in 2015 within the Cyber Security and Telecommunications service under the Ministry of National Defence, along with a newly set-up Cyber Security Council.

From 2015 the Ministry of Interior was authorised to shape policy in the field of public information resource security along with the National Cyber Security Centre, Communications Regulatory Authority, State Data Protection Inspectorate and the Police Department, to implement cyber security policy within their respective remits.

Legal conditions

 
Operational entities

On April 2015 the government of Lithuania decided to establish a Cyber Security Council, to ensure a closer cooperation between the state, business and academic organizations.

On July 2015 a Lithuanian Cyber Security Centre was established with the aim of ensure centralisation of cyberspace protection at national level.

Public Private Partnerships There is no available information concerning any officially recognized national or sector-specific programs for sharing cybersecurity assets between the public and private sector.
Sector specific cyber-security plans

There is no available information concerning any officially recognized national or sector-specific programs for sharing cybersecurity assets between the public and private sector.

Risk management plan  
Progress Measures

The work of NCSC is supported by an Inter Departmental Committee on Cyber Security, established and chaired by the DCENR, which regularly reports on progress and on cyber security issues to the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning. The Government Task Force, chaired by the Minister for Defence, maintains cyber security as a standing agenda item, allowing for provision of regular updates and addressing of issues of common interest.

Date of last WISER analysis August 2016

 

Current status: NIS Directive and national CERTs/CSIRTs

Computer security incident response teams

CERT-LT is the officially recognized national CSIRT dealing with network and information security incidents in Lithuanian public electronic communications networks.

LITNET CERT is the Computer Emergency Response Team of the Lithuanian academic and research network.

SVDP-CERT is the Computer Emergency Response Team of the Lithuanian Public Administrations and municipalities.

LTU MOD CIRT is the Computer Emergency Response Team covering whole Ministry of Defence and Army computer network in Lithuania.

Report an incident

CERT-LT

LITNET CERT

SVDP-CERT

Overall assessment & best practices  
Languages Lithuanian, English
Date of last WISER analysis August 2016

 

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