The EU Commission has announced its proposal, which includes the establishment of a new “Joint Cyber Unit” against the increasing number of serious cyber attacks affecting businesses, citizens and public services recently.
Accordingly, the new unit will bring together the available resources and expertise of the EU and member states to effectively prevent, deter and respond to mass cyber attacks and crises.
The joint cyber unit will be a platform where various civil, security, diplomatic and private sector cybersecurity units currently operating in different ways will cooperate.
With the new unit, EU institutions and member states will show solidarity against large-scale cyber attacks.
Participants will be requested to provide operational resources to the joint cyber unit.
EU cyber security rapid response teams will be established against attacks.
The joint cyber unit is targeted to be operational by 30 June 2023.
The EU Commission will make the necessary investments for the establishment of the unit.
Currently, cyber security falls within the jurisdiction of member states.
For the establishment of the said unit, EU member states must approve it.