EU Council to implement new cybersecurity strategy

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It was recently announced that the Council of the European Union will be adopting a new cybersecurity strategy.

The strategy, which was first introduced in December 2020 by the European Commission and the high representative for foreign affairs, includes a framework on how to protect businesses, organizations, and EU citizens from cyber-attacks as well as promote secure information systems. Besides, it also aims to make international cyberspace more open and secure.

Hence, this strategy seeks to achieve strategic autonomy all the while preserving an open economy by providing more autonomous choices in cybersecurity. This will, in time, strengthen the EU’s digital leadership and strategic capacities.

Moreover, this also includes a complete commitment of the county to implement the EU 5G toolbox measures as well as guaranteeing the security of 5G networks and the development of future network generations. The council plans the development of a network of security operation centers across the Union in order to enhance threat detection and to establish a cyber-intelligence group.

Adopting key internet security standards is another vital point included in the strategy so as to increase the security and openness of the global internet while increasing the competitiveness of the EU industry.

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