EU Council Adopts New Cybersecurity Strategy

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Promotes Best Practices, Including Strong Encryption, Threat Information Sharing

EU Council Adopts New Cybersecurity Strategy

The Council of the European Union has adopted a new cybersecurity strategy aimed at protecting EU citizens and businesses from cyberthreats by promoting best practices, such as strong encryption and threat information sharing.

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The strategy outlines a set of frameworks for cybersecurity designed to help build
“a resilient, green and digital Europe.”

It calls for setting up security operation centers across the EU to monitor for attacks on networks. It also endorses implementing a security standard for 5G technology.

“The key objective is to achieve strategic autonomy while preserving an open economy,” the EU Council notes. “This includes reinforcing the ability to make autonomous choices in the area of cybersecurity, with the aim to strengthen the EU’s digital leadership and strategic capacities.”

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The strategy calls for:

  • Creating a joint cyber unit focused on the EU’s cybersecurity crisis management framework;
  • Accelerating the uptake of key internet security standards;
  • Developing strong encryption while protecting fundamental rights and supporting law enforcement and judicial authorities;
  • Preventing and countering cyberattacks that might affect supply chains, critical infrastructure and essential…