Dods EU Alert: Update on the State of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence in the EU

Cyber Defence experts outline the state of Cyber Defence in the EU

By Dods EU monitoring

20 Jun 2014

A new article written jointly by Cyber Defence experts from EDA and from the EU Military Staff (EUMS) outlines the state of Cyber Defence in the EU.

The paper is part of the first edition of Cyber Security Review, a publication designed to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community in order to identify emerging threats and facilitate the development of coherent policies and robust capabilities.

In the article, Wolfgang Röhrig from EDA and Rob Smeaton from EUMS, highlight the respective role of their organisations in cyber security. Wolfgang explains the work EDA has already done in the area of Cyber Defence – from support for CSDP missions to enhancing pooling and sharing between EU Member States, particularly in the field of training.

Importance of People in Cyber Defence

This focus on the importance of training and sharing best practices is emphasised in the conclusion of the article, when it states “The human being is, and will continue to be, our most precious cyber defence asset. The knowledge and expertise of our people is a fundamental requirement for a European Cyber Defence culture and to enable acceptable operational capability in today’s technological epoch.”

More Information

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