The Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad de España, S.A. (Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute) is an organization dependent on the Spanish Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo (Ministry for Industry, Energy and Tourism) through SETSI, the Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Información (Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society), and is the benchmark institution with regard to the development of cybersecurity, and of digital trust for the general public, for RedIRIS (the Spanish academic and research network), and for businesses, especially sectors of strategic importance.
As a centre of excellence, INCIBE is a service offered by the Spanish Government to work towards the development of cybersecurity as an instrument for social transformation and for developing new fields of innovation. To this end, with its activities focused on research, the provision of services and cooperation with the relevant actors, INCIBE heads a range of initiatives directed at cybersecurity at both a national and an international level.
INCIBE has been assigned as one of the National Entities to execute the Digital Confidence Plan, included within the Digital Agenda for Spain. This Plan includes specifically budgeted different activities in order to promote R&D and innovation in cybersecurity such as the coordination of a Network of Excellence in cibersecurity, or supporting Cybersecurity Research Teams.