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Luigi Rebufi: Effective protection against hackers can only be achieved through cooperation between the state and the private sector

At the end of the year, it will become clear which public administrations are most vulnerable to hacking. This was made clear by the words of Deputy Prime Minister Mariana Nikolova, who participated in a round table on the public-private partnership in the field of cybersecurity.

Various options are still being discussed to protect critical state-owned infrastructure – by engaging private companies or through the state-owned Information Service, the Deputy Prime Minister said.

Mariana Nikolova, Deputy Prime Minister: I hold many meetings with the business, with representatives of IT companies. There are also written proposals that have been submitted and which will be submitted to the Cybersecurity Council. We are doing public sector checks, in all public administrations, to see where the risks are and at the end of the year we will also announce the specific results of the inspections.

According to the Secretary-General of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) Luigi Rebufi, effective protection against hackers can only be achieved through cooperation between the state and the private sector.