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Bulgartransgaz implements cyber security projects

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Bulgartransgaz EAD has received approval from the European Commission for two project proposals in the field of cyber security which will be funded under the Connecting Europe Facility, Telecommunications Sector. The total value of the projects is nearly BGN 760 000 (approximately US$434 000), with the grant amounting to 75%.

The first project provides for the creation within the company of a laboratory for cyber security and environment for reliability of critical information systems. This will increase the level of protection of systems and information, the resilience and the capacity for preventing incidents and the qualification of the specialists in the company. By funds under the second project, a certified information security management system will also be implemented in line with the requirements of BDS EN ISO/IEC 27001. This will increase the reliability of the services offered by Bulgartransgaz EAD, which are essential for maintenance of critical public and economic activities for the economy of Bulgaria and of the EU.

The activities under the two projects contribute to achieving the objectives of project of common interest ‘Interoperable cross-border e-services’ and are fully in line with the requirements of the European and national legislation in the field of cyber security. They are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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