New EU Cybersecurity strategy & Directive announced !

Thursday, 7th of February the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy announced the EU's Cybersecurity Strategy, and a complementary proposal for a Directive on measures to ensure a high common level of cyber security across the EU.
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ENISA welcomes the initiative of the European Commission, and congratulates the High Representative Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Neelie Kroes and Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on their joint achievement.
The Executive Director of ENISA, Udo Helmbrecht, made a brief comment; "We are impressed by the comprehensiveness and ambitious scope of the Strategy. By successfully taking a broad approach, involving three Commissioners from different sectors, notably also the European External Action Service, the Commission has provided a clear statement of direction for the EU, which will also be of guidance for the Member States when formulating national policies. This is a great step that underlines the interdependence of networks, and the importance of cybersecurity being at the top of the political agenda, for the security of Europe's economy, society, business and citizens alike. The elements relating to ENISA in this communication are also a natural extension of the work of the Agency to date. We will analyse the Strategy and Directive further. Finally, we note that it is particularly timely and welcome in relation to the on-going ENISA mandate process."

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