Cyber security is the most urgent threat, Europe will have a center to combat cyber crime.
European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs (Security), Cecilia Malmström
The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs (Security), Cecilia Malmström, will announce today 41 actions to meet the “urgent security threats” that Europe is facing. In the case of “cyber security”, the European Commission shall establish by 2013 a center to combat ‘cyber crime’, create a computer network, a computer emergency response and a European system for exchanging information and alert. At the moment, according to team sources , the Commission will not place a ‘cyber czar’ in front of the center, which will be under the supervision of the Swedish and the head curator of the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes.
Brussels wants all Member States have institutions responsible for fighting against ‘cyber attacks. ” In Spain, the National Intelligence Center NIC addresses this growing threat, which has seen have been multiplied by three the attacks so far this year, as indicated by a spokesman for the NIC.
The EU’s priority now will focus on “cyber crime.” But it will create a European strategy to protect critical infrastructure like power plants increasingly computerized. The worm Suxnet proved that the attacks on these facilities, are a potential devastating threat, and not science fiction. But the Commission did not want to get far in this field, despite the danger posed by the lack of standardization or that some members do not have cybersecurity plans, as recognized by a community source.
As a first step, the Commission does intend to include technology and information centers in the 2012 revision of the directive on critical infrastructure security, as told off the record by one member of the cabinet of Mrs. Malmström, and the objective is to get all members of the European Union to face the potential danger that a virus attack could inflict f.e. to the european financial system.