The Agency was established by Decree-Law No. 82 of 14 June 2021, which redefined the national cybersecurity architecture, aiming to rationalise and simplify the system, enhancing the aspects of cybersecurity and resilience.

The National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) is the national cybersecurity authority for the protection of national interests in the field of cybersecurity. The Agency is responsible for safeguarding security and resilience in cyberspace. It is responsible for preventing and mitigating as many cyber attacks as possible, and for promoting the achievement of technological autonomy. Among the Agency’s main tasks is the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, adopted by the President of the Council of Ministers, which contains the goals to be pursued by 2026.

Certification type

Application and management of security controls


Government and Public Sector

Territorial applicability/relevance



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