Committee looks at EU policy on large scale cyber-attacks

04 November 2009

The EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs holds the first evidence session at 10.40am of its new inquiry into EU policy on protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks.

Appearing before the Committee will be:

  • Alice Reeves, Assistant Director, Community Security and Resilience Business, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Dr Steve Marsh, Strategic Advisor, Intelligence and Security Secretariat, Cabinet Office

When the European Commission published its Communication on protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks it highlighted many concerns about the adequacy of protective and responsive infrastructure regarding cyber-attacks. The Committee wants to look into the recommendations made by the Commission to ascertain if they are either realistic or appropriate given current international standards and systems.

The inquiry will focus on what the proper roles are for the EU and its Member States in terms of enhancing governance, ensuring a strong EU wide incidence response capability, and bridging gaps in national policies for security of critical systems.

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