€2m allocated due to increasing risks
The Government of Madeira will invest around two million euros of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) in training in cybersecurity because “the threats and risks” are increasing, it was announced today.
The Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) is an investment plan to be implemented at national level until 2026. A set of reforms and investments are foreseen in the plan to allow the country to resume sustained economic growth and strengthen convergence with Europe over the next decade.
“As we know, the risks and threats are increasingly greater and sophisticated, and it is only with investment in constant updating and training, not only from a technological point of view but also from the point of view of knowledge of our human resources, that we are able to be at the level of the best that is done in this area in the country and in the world”, said the Regional Secretary for Finance.
Rogério Gouveia was speaking on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the course “CCEGCC – Cybersecurity, Cyberdefence and Crisis Management in Cyberspace” which took place in the region, aimed at managers and leading cadres of Public Administration, military, executives and university students.
The Madeiran government official highlighted the importance of the insular executive continuing to invest in this area, pointing out that “about two million euros will be aimed at covering the entire structure of the Regional Government, not only the specific information or finance but the entire network human and information resources available to the Executive”, within the scope of the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
Best international practices in cybersecurity
Rogério Gouveia thus emphasized that it is necessary to invest in cybersecurity and cyber defence policy, arguing that this is a way of “ensuring that [Public Administration] employees are also at the level of the best international practices in this area”.
The course was organized by the Competitive Intelligence and Information Warfare Association (CIIWA) and the Military Academy, in collaboration with the Regional Government of Madeira.
The training “aimed at promoting the sharing of knowledge to those interested in the development of cybersecurity exercises, such as Cyber Europe) and cyberdefence (Ciber Perseu), through the adoption of new methodologies for crisis management in cyberspace, the creation of scenarios and its operationalization”, refers to information disclosed by the Madeiran secretary’s office.
The note concludes by emphasizing that the objective is “to seek to develop more effective organizational strategies in combating cyber threats”.