The challenge of cybersecurity at European level
For years, the European Union has been committed to develop a Cybersecurity policy, aiming on the one hand to raise the global cybersecurity level of the European countries, and on the other hand to promote cooperation between Member States in order to develop a European strategic autonomy.
This dynamic materialized in a the Cyber Security Strategy of the European Union in 2013, a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe in 2015, the publication of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (“Network and Information Security Directive” – NIS Directive) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation on personal data in the summer of 2016 as well as a public-private partnership (PPP) for cybersecurity industrial research and innovation announced by the European Commission in July 2016. The European “Cybersecurity Act” announced in September 2017 by the Commission shows the EU’s desire to strengthen its role in this field.
It is in this context that the European Cyber Day, a working day created in June 2017 on cybersecurity topics, is set to meet every year in a defined economic sector, around the European Commission and more particularly the concerned General Direction, all the public and private actors involved at European level.
This day meets several objectives:
stress that the development of a digital economy in which all economic, administrative, political and societal actors, be they national or European, can not be developed without a Cybersecurity Strategy;
bringing together cybersecurity actors at the European level on various themes related to a specific sector to be selected each year;
strengthen and streamline cooperation in the field of cybersecurity across different economic sectors;
develop exchanges and relations between the various actors in cybersecurity and the European Commission;
contribute in enhancing the role and competitiveness of EU Member States in cybersecurity.
Join the European Cyber Day and go back to your board with this clear vision of how any matter of cybersecurity has to be processed to stop being a threat and becoming a competitive advantage.