Just read at Heise that Helmbrecht actually will take over ENISA. I mentioned it before when it was just rumours. It is an excellent chance to drive the ENISA cyber security agency into a meaningful direction and take the trash out. Part of the cleanup is to overcome the national security and capture problems of ENISA as such. I have confidence that a German state servant can perform that difficult task.
I will strive to help the Agency to work more closely, hand-in-hand, with the European Institutions, trustfully and actively together with the Member States and to promote cooperation between governments, businesses and NGOs to the benefit of citizens in the European Union. That way, we should increase the appreciation of ENISA as a brand for trust and security.
I will work towards a permanent mandate for ENISA-beyond the present 2012 ‘sun-set’ clause. The clear and permanent mandate is necessary to manage the increasing, fundamental role of security for economic and financial matters; for business and consumers alike. Ultimately, the economy of Europe is at stake if we do not manage security matters properly and adequately.