ENISA / Head of the Policy Office
Aidan joined ENISA in July 2014. He is the Head of the Office of the Policy Unit and the Legal officer for ENISA. He is a Lawyer and an Electrical Engineer by training. Aidan has been responsible for drafting a number of policy papers for the Agency on cybersecurity strategy and has supported the drafting of legislation in cybersecurity.
Before joining ENISA, Aidan was a technical adviser to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland on telecommunications, cyber security, emergency planning and the 112 emergency call answering service. He set up and was the Head of the National Cyber Security Centre in Ireland between 2011 and 2014. He was responsible for chairing a number of Council Working Parties during the Irish Presidency in 2014. He was also responsible for the preparation of the Council Conclusions on the 2013 EU Cyber Security Strategy when he chaired the Friends of the Presidency Working Group.
Aidan was a member of the Telecommunication working group that draft the founding Regulation of ENISA in 2004. Between 2004 and 2014 he was the Irish representative to the Management Board of ENISA. He also the supported the Minister in negotiating the successful renewal of the mandate of ENISA in January 2013 with the European Parliament.