Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 1 • September 2005

Executive Director’s Message

Welcome back from the August break! The September newsletter offers a preview of our ambitious fall agenda, which highlights our early efforts to expand into Europe. We are pleased to have Andrea Pirotti, Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), offer a global perspective on ENISA and its role within the European Union (EU). ENISA was formed in 2004 to develop a culture of network and information security within the EU and its government and business partners. We look forward to future collaboration with Mr. Pirotti and ENISA.

Also in this newsletter, we begin a regular feature from our European colleagues, which will identify current issues, laws, solutions, and need-to-know information from the EU and beyond. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels will provide us with the latest news, offer opinion pieces, and familiarize us with the major players on the global stage.

We also highlight CSIA member PGP Corporation, which offers their point of view on privacy issues in the US and Europe, a very important topic that is particularly fitting as CSIA becomes acclimated to European policy.

Finally, Congress will undoubtedly be focused on relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina and on ensuring measures are in place for recovery. The Katrina disaster will certainly lead to extensive discussions about how to strengthen our critical infrastructure, ensure continuity of operations, and improve emergency communications, among other issues. We will also continue to monitor the next steps Congress takes in addressing other issues of concern to our members, such as spyware and data privacy.

As we all delve into our autumn agendas, we look forward to a very busy and productive season.