Malta (MT)

National Cyber Security Strategy

Role of government: 

 

Malta Cyber Security strategy previously proposed within the Green Paper, designated six main goals, each connected with a set of proposed measures:

  1. Establish a governance framework
  2. Combat cyber crime
  3. Strengthen national cyber defence
  4. Secure cyberspace
  5. Cyber security Awareness and Education
  6. National and International Cooperation

The two strategic outcomes prospected are:

  1. Defending and protecting the national information infrastructure from cyber threats
  2. Ensuring the security, safety and protection of users of cyber space

 

Current status: National Cyber Security Strategy

 

 

Year of adoption October 2016 - Malta Cyber Security Strategy
Updates and revisions

The Strategy is expected to be periodically reviewed and update but no date is indicated in the official document.

Implementation and monitoring

MITA, on behalf of the Maltese Government, has presented the National Cyber Security Strategy to the Workshop on Network and Information Security in the EU at Bratislava, Slovakia on 17th October 2016.

A Ministerial multidisciplinary steering committee is responsible for the implementation of the strategy.

Legal conditions

Specific legislation and regulation related to cybersecurity has been enacted through the following instruments:

  • Electronic Commerce Act
  • Electronic Communications (regulation) Act
  • Processing of Personal Data (Electronic Communications Sector) Regulations
Operational capabilities

Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) Security Governance Unit is responsible for ISO27001 implementation and enterprise risk management. This is the recognised cybersecurity framework for the certification and accreditation of national agencies and public sector professionals.

MITA’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Department (GRCD) is entrusted to develop an Enterprise Information Security Strategy, and operate and enhance a corporate information security governance function focusing on business continuity, management of risk and data guardianship, as well as establish, own and disseminate Government ICT and MITA policies, and where possible, collect evidence of compliance.​oh no

Public private partnerships The implementation of the Strategy is expected to involve multiple stakeholders within the public and the private sector as well as cooperation and coordination with civil society.
Date of last analysis January 2017

 

 

 

Current status: NIS Directive and national CERTs/CSIRTs

Computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs)

Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) Security Governance Unit is responsible for ISO27001 implementation and enterprise risk management. This is the recognised cybersecurity framework for the certification and accreditation of national agencies and public sector professionals.

MITA’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Department (GRCD) is entrusted to develop an Enterprise Information Security Strategy, and operate and enhance a corporate information security governance function focusing on business continuity, management of risk and data guardianship, as well as establish, own and disseminate Government ICT and MITA policies, and where possible, collect evidence of compliance.​

Best practices:

In 2015 the National Cyber Security Strategy Green Paper has been released. The report introduces the national framework on cyber threats while describing the overall direction on cyber security at national level, providing some guiding principles and showing the cyber security strategy model. 

Monitoring system

No information currently available.

Report an incident

MITA: https://www.mita.gov.mt/en/Pages/MITAHome.aspx

Malta Cyber Crime Unit: http://www.police.gov.mt/en-us/cybercrimeunit.aspx

Languages

English

Date inserted July 2016

 

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