European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has presented a new EU Cybersecurity Strategy. As a key component of Shaping Europe’s Digital Future, the Recovery Plan for Europe and the EU Security Union Strategy, the
Strategy will bolster Europe’s collective resilience against cyber threats and help to ensure that all citizens and businesses can fully benefit from trustworthy and reliable services and digital tools.
“International security and stability depends more than ever on a global, open, stable and secure cyberspace where the rule of law, human rights, freedoms and democracy are respected,” Borell added.
The Commission is making proposals to address both cyber and physical resilience of critical entities and networks: a Directive on measures for high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (revised NIS Directive or ‘NIS 2′), and a new Directive on the resilience of critical entities. They cover a wide range of sectors and aim to address current and future online and offline risks, from cyberattacks to crime or natural disasters.
Cybersecurity is a top investment and priority within the European Union for the upcoming years. Europe is facing a smaller technological revolution with the arrival of 5G technology. Security and reliability is considered by all member states as the basic pillar of its service.