17 Nov Paolo Prinetto: Italian Cybersecurity Institute will be fundamental for Italy
“We welcome with great enthusiasm the news of the creation of the Italian Cybersecurity Institute, foreseen in the latest budget law”, commented Paolo Prinetto, director of the National Cybersecurity Laboratory of Cini (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica), which has been committed for years to strengthening cybersecurity culture at all levels, with numerous activities involving institutions, universities and schools: “We believe that the establishment of such a foundation can help to strengthen the country at a level that has now become central and strategic both for our industry and for the security of the citizens themselves,” he added.
“The growth in cyber threats, particularly exacerbated by the health emergency we are experiencing, requires the nation to make radical choices regarding reorganisation and technological advancement”, adds Prinetto: “Extraordinary challenges must be matched by appropriate measures, and this is the case with cyber security, which beyond abstract prescriptions, requires operational and concrete measures to protect our infrastructure and services to the citizen”, he adds. “As a Laboratory, we have always maintained that the change of gear should be first and foremost cultural, because it is in the everyday gestures we make on our devices that virtuous practices that make the citizen safer are carried out. In this sense, we are confident that the IIC can become the leader and coordinator of all those initiatives that still remain too isolated to allow the country to make a united front in rejecting cyber attacks and digital espionage operations”.
“In fact, the initiative is in line with the proposals that the Laboratory has been making for years, and which we have summarized in countless conferences and in the drafting of the White Paper ‘The Future of Cybersecurity in Italy: Strategic Planning Areas'”, notes Prinetto: “So we can only make ourselves available to support and support it, to the best of our ability, to give Italy the opportunity to make a significant step forward in the world of cyber security”.