The Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB, https://ccb.belgium.be) is the national authority for cybersecurity in Belgium. The CCB coordinates and monitors the application of the Belgian cybersecurity strategy.
Pursuant to its legal mandate the CCB is strongly committed to protecting four target groups: the general population (informing and raising awareness), companies (guiding and assisting), government (guiding and supporting) and organizations of vital interest (reinforce and support). Through optimal information exchange, companies, the government, providers of essential services and the population can protect themselves appropriately.
As the national authority for cybersecurity, the CCB has been designated as the responsible entity for the implementation of the NIS Directive and as the NIS Single Point of Contact. In this capacity it also coordinates the work of the different sectoral NIS-authorities. The Belgian NIS Act also gave the CCB additional tasks, such as acting as a national CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) for Belgium, monitoring cyberthreats and warning vital organizations. Because of their importance, such organizations can rely on the CCB's Early Warning System (EWS), Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) and Incident Response, as well as other Spear Warning and Incident Response services.
In addition to these services, CCB provides many online tools and publications to help Internet users and organizations in general become more secure, such as the Cyberguide, the Cyber Security Incident Management Guide, webinars, Technical Expert Training for federal officials, and pentesting for government agencies. Via Safeonweb.be and regular awareness campaigns, the CCB informs and advises the Belgian population about cybersecurity and major current digital threats and provides tips for safe surfing behaviour.
The Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) was established by the Royal Decree of 10 October 2014 and operates under the authority of the Prime Minister of Belgium.
CCB participates to the NISDUC project as an associated partner. Its main tasks include:
- Activity 2 - Training and certification
- Users identification among their regulated entities for validation purposes
- Participation to the training/certification needs identification
- Review and feedback on produced results
- Activity 3 - Monitoring on the practices and experiences
- Centralisation of practices and experiences of their regulated entities
- Sharing of experiences and practices on the enforcement of the directive in Belgium
- Activity 4 - NISDUC Conferences organisation
- Support for the organisation of the second NISDUC conference in Belgium