ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency, working for the EU Institutions and Member States, is the EU’s response to these cyber security issues of the European Union. As such, it is the 'pace-setter' for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise. The objective is to make ENISA’s web site the European ‘hub’ for exchange of information, best practices and knowledge in the field of Information Security.
In September 2012, the European Commission endorsed a communication on ”Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”, which defines the European Cloud Computing Strategy. The strategy sets out the most important and urgent actions. It represents a political commitment of the Commission and serves as a call on all stakeholders to participate in the implementation of these actions. With regard to standards and certification, the Commission will work with the support of ENISA and other relevant bodies to assist the development of EU-wide voluntary certification schemes and establish a list of such schemes by 2014.