The ICTSB Network and Information Security Steering Group is formed to provide a strategic view at European level of standardization issues in relation to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) network and information security.
To act as an overall focal point for the European standardization community on network and information security issues by:
The Group may itself identify additional tasks. Initially, it shall:
The NISSG shall be open to any ICTSB member organization and their relevant technical groups, and to additional interested parties as specified below.
The Group shall invite participation of stakeholder interests, including: individuals representing:
Small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers shall be included in the Group through the representation of ICTSB associate members NORMAPME and ANEC respectively.
The European Commission (each of DGs Enterprise and Information Society, but also including other DGs as appropriate) and EFTA Secretariat are encouraged to attend as Observers.
In general, there should be one representative per organization/technical standards group, plus in the case of the standards organizations, a representative of the central secretariat operation; alternates are permissible and may be included on the overall mailing list.
The Group may decide to co-opt additional participants, or, with ICTSB agreement, expand the overall list of participants. Individual guests may be invited for meetings at the Chair's discretion.
The Group may appoint electronic or physical liaisons. It shall seek liaison arrangements with relevant international and regional standards related activities, and European-level institutions with an interest in the activities.
The Chair will be nominated by the Group and endorsed by the ICTSB. The Secretariat shall be provided by an ICTSB member organization. The Group will work on a voluntary basis. Physical meetings may be held as required, but full electronic working facilities shall also be provided.
The Group shall work by consensus; its approved outputs should document any minority views.
The Group may provide reports and recommendations, and these may be published by ICTSB on its web-site.
Recommendations for coordination may include, for example, proposals for:
The Group may organize open meetings or seminars on specific topics or general aspects of its work.
The Group's role is advisory - its recommendations shall not be binding on the participating organizations or ICTSB.
The Group's members are encouraged to participate in relevant international and global standardization efforts in order to both report on relevant activities and achieve the group's strategic aims through the relevant bodies.
Group shall provide a report on its activities to each ICTSB