Europe calls for joint cyber defense to ward off Russia

The European Commission on Thursday proposed a cyber defense policy in response to Europe’s “deteriorating security environment” since Russia illegally invaded Ukraine earlier this year.

The Commission, citing recent cyber attacks on energy networks, transportation infrastructure and space assets, called on member states to “significantly increase” investments in cybersecurity capabilities. It also aims to boost defense partnerships, threat-intel sharing, and cooperation between military, law enforcement, and private-industry infosec professionals.

This will include establishing an EU Cyber Defence Coordination Centre, encouraging member states to more actively participate in Military Computer Emergency Response Teams (MICNET), while building a similar network for civilian cyber incident responders, according to a joint communication to the European Parliament and Council.

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Source: The Register