European Commission wants to set up rapid response system to cyber-attacks

In its ‘Digital Agenda’, the European Commission outlined plans to set up a European rapid response system to cyber-attacks, including a network of computer emergency response teams (Certs).

An effective and rapid implementation of the EU action plan for the protection of critical information infrastructure and of the Stockholm Programme will trigger a wide range of measures in the field of network and information security and the fight against cybercrime. For instance, to react in real-time conditions, a well functioning and wider network of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) should be established in Europe, including for European institutions. Cooperation between CERTs and law enforcement agencies is essential and a system of contact points should be promoted to help prevent cybercrime and respond to emergencies, such as cyber attacks. Europe also needs a strategy on identity management, notably for secure and effective eGovernment services.

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