The European Commission has approved the N4CY project proposal for the development of the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre of Cyprus (NCCC-CY), securing EU co-financing for the project, the Digital Security Authority (DSA) announced on Tuesday.
DSA, along with Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) will start the implementation of the project, which includes setting up the necessary processes and capabilities to act as NCC, designing calls for proposals to distribute available cascading funds, establishing procedures for the community members, contributing to education and awareness activities, the Authority says in a press release.
The N4CY project, it adds, aims at developing the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre of the Republic of Cyprus and enhancing its ability to accomplish its mission and objectives. Following the official appointment by the Council of Ministers, the DSA will coordinate the National Cybersecurity Coordination Centre in collaboration with the RIF, which will lead activities relating to financial support to third parties. The Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy will contribute as an Associated Partner.
"The N4CY project objectives and implementation are in line with the implementation of the Cybersecurity Strategy of the Republic of Cyprus, and the project will greatly assist the NCCC-CY to be in a position to contribute well to the relevant European efforts in this area", the press release notes.
According to DSA, the government of Cyprus has adopted decisions to ensure the sustainability of the NCCC-CY, through the co-financing of future calls for proposals to be announced by the NCCC-CY and by supporting complementary actions besides those planned in the scope of this project.
"The project has a 24-month duration, and it has been designed to meet its objectives and provide Cyprus with a capable and well-developed National Coordination Centre," the statement concludes.