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SI29_SI0_Ciber safety Strategy_2016

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Telecomunication
Name of the document (original) Digitalna Slovenija 3./ Strategija kibernetske varnosti
Name of the document (English) Ciber safety Strategy
Administrative level National
Type of the document Strategy
Year of adoption 2016
Foreseen duration 2020
Sector Telecomunication
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia, and other relevant ministries
Availability in English Yes (http://www.mizs.gov.si/fileadmin/mizs.gov.si/pageuploads/Informacijska_druzba/pdf/Cyber_Security_Strategy_Slovenia.pdf)
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
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Description Actors: In establishing the cyber security system cooperation among stakeholders from private and public sector is required, such as the “Electronic Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS), telecom operators and telecommunication infrastructure administrators, information society service providers, academic and research community, occupational (chambers of commerce and industry) and professional associations (Slovenian associations and sections of international association in the area of information and communication technologies and cyber security), and software vendors that provide support to national authorities.” In a wider international sense, especially in terms of the national security the partners within the EU and NATO are important.
Major objectives 1. To improve the cyber security assurance system of the country
2. To establish a systematic regulation at the national level in the area of cyber security (2/2)
Short Summary As stated in the document “Slovenia’s cyber security strategy will improve the country’s cyber security assurance system, while also systematically regulate this area.” Assurance of the cyber safety is of great importance in order to guaranty a smooth operation of systems that the entire society increasingly depends on (governance, policy, economy, military etc.). As the development of the information and communication technologies (ICT) is believed to be beneficial to society (strengthening the societal values like human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy, the rule of law, and economic and political stability).

As recognised by the document “an efficient cyber security assurance system is not and cannot be cheap, but it is incomparably cheaper than fixing any consequences that might arise as a result of security incidents if such systems were missing.”

The strategy provides an overview of the situation, outlines the vision and setts the objectives in the areas that are relevant for cyber security assurance (national security, smooth operation of the economy, public authorities as well as the wellbeing of individuals). It also defines the areas of its implementation, as well as identifies the risks (e.g. invasion of privacy, the need for a bigger control over the individuals for commercial interests and due to the threats of terrorism) occurring in cyberspace. It proposes the organisation of the cyber assurance system, and the essential measures to achieve the established objectives.

Objectives:
1. To improve the cyber security assurance system of the country
2. To establish a systematic regulation at the national level in the area of cyber security

In establishing the cyber security system cooperation among stakeholders from private and public sector is required, such as the “Electronic Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS), telecom operators and telecommunication infrastructure administrators, information society service providers, academic and research community, occupational (chambers of commerce and industry) and professional associations (Slovenian associations and sections of international association in the area of information and communication technologies and cyber security), and software vendors that provide support to national authorities.” In a wider international sense, especially in terms of the national security the partners within the EU and NATO are important.

According to the document, the implementation and the monitoring of the strategy’s objectives will be carried out by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the relevant ministries.
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