08 April 2009

EU - Commission acts to protect Europe from cyber-attacks and disruptions

The Commission has released a new Communication on Protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks and disruptions: enhancing preparedness, security and resilience COM (2009)149. The Commission called for action to protect critical information infrastructures by making the EU more prepared for and resistant to cyber attacks and disruptions. At the moment Member States' approaches and capacities differ widely. A low level of preparedness in one country can make others more vulnerable, while a lack of coordination reduces the effectiveness of countermeasures.