EU cyber defence policy framework
18 Nov 2014
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.