EU cyber defence policy framework

Strategies and Action Plans

The EU Cyber Defence Policy Framework serves as a groundwork for countering threats arising from cyberspace. It clarifies the roles of European actors in the field of cybersecurity and it outlines five main priorities for cyber defence:

– Supporting the development of Member States’ cyber defence capabilities related to Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP);

– Enhancing the protection of CSDP communication networks used by EU entities;

– Promotion of civil-military cooperation and synergies with wider EU cyber policies, relevant EU institutions and agencies as well as with the private sector;

– Improving training, education and joint exercise opportunities; and

– Enhancing cooperation with relevant international partners, particularly NATO.

The document proposes several concrete actions for each area which are framed in more than forty proposals.