EU’s Cybersecurity Agency to be headed by Estonian

The body responsible for online security in the European Union, the Agency for Cybersecurity, has picked Estonian Juhan Lepassaar to become its executive director.

Estonian World reports that Lepassaar, currently in charge of the cabinet for the outgoing Estonian EU commissioner, Andrus Ansip, was selected on 16 July by the ENISA management board.

Before taking up the office, Lepassaar would be invited to make a statement before the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament, planned for July 23.

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, headquartered in Athens, Greece, was established in 2004 and is actively contributing to European cybersecurity policy.

The agency assists EU member states in their response to large-scale cyber incidents that take place across the member state borders and helps ensuring the proper functioning of the digital single market of the EU.

For the recent years Lepassar has been the head of cabinet for Andrus Ansip, the Estonian EU commissioner who was responsible for the digital single market.

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