Katja Kmet Vrčko​

Cybersecurity Working Group

The Cybersecurity Working Group supports the take-up of secure and resilient electronic communications networks while ensuring a smooth transition from legacy infrastructures to promote full connectivity. It provides European Union institutions and the National Regulatory Authorities support in topics related to the security of communication networks. The cybersecurity Working Group cooperates with ENISA and NIS CG in developing and implementing the cybersecurity regulatory framework and helps exploring the impact of new technological development on the security of the networks and services in Europe.

Katja is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in electronic communications from the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) perspective. Prior to her position as a Head of the Supervision Department for operators, she worked as an inspector for electronic communications. She has extensive experience in electronic communications, mainly in Open Internet, Quality of Services, market regulation and network/cybersecurity. She has been an active member in national inter-ministerial expert working groups for electronic communications, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity and Network and Information Systems (NIS). Katja has been a member of the European Competent Authorities for Secure Electronic Communications (former Article 13a) expert group of NRAs supported by ENISA for 12 years. 

As a Co-Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications 5G Cybersecurity Working Group, she also participates in NIS 5G Cooperation Group meetings. Furthermore, she has been appointed as a BEREC representative in the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity Advisory Group. 

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