EU releases cybersecurity strategy

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By Stewart James and Jim Halpert 

Understanding the increasing threat of cybercrime and its potential impact on the economy, the EU Commission has published its proposal for a European
cybersecurity strategy, together with a draft directive for consideration by the EU Parliament.

These documents, which are at a much earlier phase of policy development than the Obama administration’s cybersecurity executive order, were released on 7 February, five days before that executive order.

The strategy outlines the commission’s vision, clarifies roles and responsibilities between agencies and sets out the required actions to make the EU the safest online environment in the world…

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