29 April 2009

EU - Reding calls for 'Mister Cyber Security'

In a video posted on her website, Viviane Reding, the European Union's Commissioner for Information Society and Media, called on Member States to act to ensure that Europe's electronic communication networks are well protected. "So far, the EU's 27 Member States have been quite negligent. Europe needs a 'Mister Cyber Security', a security tsar with authority to act immediately if a cyber attack is underway, a Cyber Cop in charge of the coordination of our forces and of developing tactical plans to improve our level of resilience." See also website of the EU Ministerial Conference on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Tallinn, 27-28 April 2009.