National Cyber Security Center

In 2013 15th of April, the Parliament adopted the Act L of 2013 on the Electronic Information Security of Central and Local Government Agencies, and it’s implementing regulations, that identified the information security organizations and the roles of their cooperation.

In July 16, 2015. the Act L of 2013 on the Electronic Information Security of Central and Local Government Agencies has been modified. As a result of the modification the National Cyber Security Center was established in 2015. October 1, by uniting the GovCERT-Hungary, National Electronic Information Security Authority (NEISA) and the Cyber Defence Management Authority (CDMA). The National Cyber Security Center is more coordinated, and the implementation of the tasks and the information flaw are more effective in this united organization.

Thanks to these measures, the National Cyber Security Center can track and help the entire information security lifecycle of the electronic information systems, from its evolution, the planning phase, the regulation, to control and the incident handling.

There are three organisational units in the National Cyber Security Center according to their tasks, the National Electronic Information Security Authority, the GovCERT-Hungary for incident handling issues and the unit that is responsible for the security management and vulnerability assessment.

The tasks of the units:

  • National Electronic Information Security Authority
    • registering the customers and systems data
    • control of the identified security classes and security levels
    • control whether the requirements are complied
    • Imposition of vulnerability assessment
    • suggestion for identifying a vital (information) system
    • suggestion, to designate a person responsible for the security of electronic information systems

 

  • GovCERT-Hungary as incident handling unit:
    • management of security incidents
    • threat management
    • duty service
    • analysis / assessment
    • cyber security exercise
    • training, raising awareness
    • support of the identification of the responsible person
    • vulnerability assessment
    • cooperation with Internet Service Providers in case of management of security incidents
    • to inform regularly the Management
    • security management and vulnerability assessment unit
    • vulnerability assessment
    • Investigation of security incidents
    • perform tasks in connection with information security in the EMIR/FAIR systems

 

The National Cyber Security Center has official cooperation with several CERTs and international organizations professional relations, such as:

  • European Network and Information Security Agency - ENISA,
  • Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams - FIRST,
  • Trusted Introducer - TI,
  • International Watch and Warning Network - IWWN,
  • Central European Cyber Security Platform (CECSP)

Further information about the National Cyber Security Center:

http://www.cert-hungary.hu/

http://neih.gov.hu/