The Cyber Emergency Response Plan defines the action the government must take in the event of a technical flaw or large-scale attack on the information systems of the public and/or private sector.
The concrete measures to be taken shall be decided upon by the competent authorities for national protection at the appropriate time, communicated to the public and put in place by the competent agencies and departments.
Decreed by the Council of Government on 19 March 2014, the Cyber Emergency Response Plan aims to:
- decree preventative and protective measures;
- set the bodies that will manage the crisis;
- define the emergency measures, associated actions and the respective stakeholders and figures in charge;
- set out the process for raising the alarm for the authorities and providing information to the public.
Given the multitude of incidents that could occur and their varied impacts and repercussions, this plan provides those tasked with executing it with the tools they need to be able to react in an appropriate and flexible manner to the events and to provide the best possible protection for the citizens or sectors affected, their vital interests and the nation's economy.
The execution of the plan developed under the leadership of the High Commission for National Protection (HCPN) falls under the remit of the Prime Minister, Minister of State and the Minister of the Economy. All the ministries, agencies and departments of the State are required to cooperate with the implementation of the plan using all the means available to them.