Funding under this call will support the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs to create, maintain or expand national capacities to run a range of cyber security services, in order to reach a state of preparedness that will allow them to participate on an equal footing in the cooperation mechanisms and core
cooperation platform established through the 2015 work programme.
Funding will be granted as an incentive for Member States to develop their cyber security capacity for participating in the cooperation platform and mechanisms set up by the work programme 2015, including one or both of the following:
· activities for increasing the preparedness of the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs (e.g. development or acquisition of better tools for analysis, identification, and detection of threats, awareness campaigns, services to local agents)
· the establishment of access points from the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs to the cooperation mechanisms (e.g. secure devices and software, interfaces, gateways, translation of local tools into common formats)
Eligible applicants are Member States; or international organisations, Joint Undertakings or public or private undertakings and bodies established in Member States, with the agreement of the MS or EEA countries concerned.