What changes with the new national plan for cybernetic protection

The new National Plan for Cybernetic Protection and Information Security has been published in the Official Gazette, here is what it provides

Italy has a new National Plan for Cybernetic Protection and Information Security. The document, published in the Official Gazette, was adopted by the President of the Council on the unanimous resolution of the CISR (Interministerial Committee for the Security of the Republic) and registered by the Control Bodies.

The objective of the Plan is to indicate the guidelines to be followed by Italian users regarding cybersecurity. It is a strategic framework that identifies the necessary steps to be taken to increase their security and the defense of their privacy. The plan also indicates what are the goals that each user should set and how to achieve them in the shortest possible time. The National Cyber Protection and Cybersecurity Plan has been revisited by the Administrations that make up the national cyber architecture.

Specifically: Intelligence Sector, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Economic Development, Digital Italy Agency, Office of the Military Advisor to the President of the Council.

Objectives of the Plan

The Plan is not only aimed at individual users, but is aimed, above all, at the same institutions and businesses. The basic idea is to achieve several goals thanks to these new guidelines. Above all, the hope is to create a new culture in our country on the subject of cybersecurity. Other objectives include securing critical national infrastructures, improving the technological capabilities of institutional players, cooperation between institutions and companies, also at web level, and strengthening the ability to control illegal and harmful content on Italian sites.

What's changed?

In the new National Plan for Cyber Protection and Cybersecurity, there have been some revisions compared to the guidelines of the previous two years. Among the most important are the decision to establish a National Cryptography Center, employ funding for the National Cybersecurity Research and Development Center, establish a National ICT Assessment and Certification Center, simplify the online organization chart of the national institutional architecture, and revise the Cybersecurity Core. The goal is to take a cue from the most developed countries in terms of cybersecurity and be ready in case of a national or international cyber crisis.