The role of Security in assuring the success of the EU policies in the area of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA)

​The continuous availability of the processes in JHA are currently depending more and more on IT support, which requires the eu-LISA Security to assure the lifecycle-support to the IT systems. This includes organisational and infrastructural measures aimed at sound management of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. The three IT systems, including the largest information system for public security and law enforcement cooperation in Europe (SIS II), are vital for the security and free movement of the European citizens, and for that reason call for an uninterrupted functioning.

Security in practice:

eu-LISA applies the highest current industry standards of information security as well as best practices to its operational processes. Regularly issued security reports capture and summarize the impact of the Agency's effort to apply these practices.

The Security creates synergies in the area of JHA by exchanging best ICT practices with stakeholders, which then enhances common security standards at central and national level.

The growing internal expertise in relevant technical areas allows the Security to effectively manage risk and optimise the controls that limit the extent of security incidents (such as data loss or data unavailability).