National Cyber Security Organisation: Italy

The country report on national cyber security organisation in Italy is part of the National Cyber Security Governance Series published by the NATO CCDCOE. The aim of the series is to improve awareness of cyber security management in the varied national settings, support nations enhancing their own cyber security governance, encourage the spread of best practices, and contribute to the development of interagency and international cooperation.

The Italian country report by CCDCOE researcher Samuele De Tomas Colatin outlines the division of cyber security roles and responsibilities between agencies in Italy, describes their mandate, tasks, and competences as well as coordination between them. In particular, it covers the mandates of political and strategic management; operational cyber security capabilities and cyber incident management; military cyber defence; and cyber aspects of crisis prevention and management. It offers an introduction to the broader digital ecosystem of the country and outlines national cyber security strategy objectives providing the context for the organisational approach.


This publication is a product of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. It does not necessarily reflect the policy or the opinion of the Centre or NATO. The CCDCOE is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. It represents a community of 25 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.

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