More money for cybersecurity for a future-proof data economy
“The digitization of our economy and cybersecurity must go hand in hand. A data economy can only thrive if confidence in products, applications and infrastructure is guaranteed. The only way to do that is to look ahead and develop a solid cybersecurity roadmap. The well-being of Europeans and the competitiveness of our industry are at stake ”, warned Pilar del Castillo MEP, EPP Group spokesperson on cybersecurity.
Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will vote on a resolution on the EU’s cybersecurity strategy. The EPP Group calls for redoubled efforts in the development of secure and reliable networks and information systems throughout the European Union. “We want all internet-connected infrastructure and products in the EU to be secure by design, resilient to cyber incidents and quickly remedied when vulnerabilities are discovered. We also want better coordination between EU governments, as cybersecurity is to a large extent a national competence as well. To achieve this, we need to strengthen the role of the European Network and Information Security Agency. There should be no ambiguity or fragmentation in national laws on cybersecurity requirements for connected infrastructure, products and services, ”said del Castillo. The industry, research and energy committee resolution proposes 2030 as the target date for a number of cybersecurity goals. It sets out a number of guiding principles and recommendations on how to achieve these goals. The results of the vote are expected to be announced this afternoon or Thursday morning.