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2014.06.09 11:17

Lithuanian government reviews national cyber security center bill

DELFI EN | The Lithuania Tribune2014.06.09 11:17

(BNS) The Lithuanian national defense system should include a National Center for Cyber Security, which would address cyber security in the country, reads a bill to be addressed by the Lithuanian government on Monday.

 (BNS) The Lithuanian national defense system should include a National Center for Cyber Security, which would address cyber security in the country, reads a bill to be addressed by the Lithuanian government on Monday.

Under the draft, cyber security policies would be implemented by the National Center for Cyber Security, the Communications Regulatory Authority, the State Data Protection Inspectorate, and the Police Department.

The bill envisages that the cyber security center would be an institution in the defense system, observing whether the country’s information resources meet the technical cyber security requirements, analyzing the national cyber security situation, drafting cyber defense plans for highly important information infrastructures, and managing the cyber security information network.

Under the plan, the Defense Ministry would need about three million litas (EUR 870,000) from the state budget next year to establish the center and ensure its operations.

The government should also set up the Cyber Security Council, which would operate as a permanent collegial institution to analyze the cyber security situation in Lithuania and submit proposals to the government to improve it, reads the bill.

The draft law also suggests administrative and criminal liability for cyber violations and crimes.

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