On 5 July, the European Commission ("EC") published a
communication outlining measures to improve
resilience to cyber incidents, improve cooperation and information
sharing, and promote innovation and competition in the European
The communication highlights the EC's intention to take
cooperation, knowledge, and capacity to the next level,
particularly through the imminent introduction of the Network and
Information Security Directive ("NIS Directive"), on
reported in May. The EC announced it will publish a blueprint
for the Cooperation Group (created by the NIS Directive) in early
2017, and proposes the creation of an 'information hub'.
Here, the member states, EU bodies, the European Union Agency for
Network and Information Security ("ENISA"), and the
Computer Emergency Response Team, will pool and share expertise and
information on cybersecurity. Another NIS Directive initiative
highlighted was the establishment of Computer Incident Response
Teams in each member state. These will be responsible for
conducting checks on key network infrastructures. The EC proposes
to ensure the necessary conditions for these checks to take
The communication also proposes a move toward ENISA 2.0 by
reviewing its mandate before 2018, alongside the establishment of a
cybersecurity training platform. The communication provides a clear
roadmap for the actions of the Commission in the field of
cybersecurity in the months to come.
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