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  • As part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Government Information Security Office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Administration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organised a cybersecurity conference in Bled on 3 September 2021, which was held in a hybrid form.

  • The Government Information Security Office, which succeeded the Information Security Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, was established on 20 July 2021 and became operational on 31 July 2021. The Government Information Security Office is the competent national authority in the field of information and cyber security.

The Government Information Security Office (GISO) is the competent national authority in the field of information security, which acts as a government office. Its core mission is to increase resilience to cyber threats that can threaten individuals, businesses, government and society at large.

GISO connects stakeholders in the national information security system and coordinates the operational capabilities of the system at a strategic level. It pays particular attention to subjects under the Information Security Act (ZInfV) from the group of essential service providers in the fields of energy, digital infrastructure, drinking water supply and distribution, healthcare, transport, banking, financial market infrastructure, food supply and environmental protection, from a group of digital service providers and from a group of state administration authorities.

GISO is also the single point of contact to ensure cross-border cooperation with the relevant authorities of other EU Member States and with the European CSIRT Network and other international cooperation tasks. Through its own inspection service, it oversees the implementation of ZInfV.

Due to being tasked with informing the Government and the National Security Council (NSC) in the case of critical incident or cyber attack, GISO is also placed within the national security system.