Bulgarian Cabinet adopts cyber security policy

July 14, 2016

Bulgaria’s Cabinet adopted on July 13 a national cyber security policy, entitled “Cyber Resilient Bulgaria 2020”, a step taken against a background of repeated cyber warfare attacks on state and government websites.

Among the most severe attacks on Bulgarian websites was a series in late 2015, as the country held a national referendum on electronic voting.

Some, including President Rossen Plevneliev, saw the attacks as an attempt to discredit the concept of electronic voting, even though the cyber attacks were of a kind irrelevant to voting online.

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