Lords Committee looks at policy on largescale cyber-attacks

25 November 2009

The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs inquiry into EU policy on protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks continues at 10.45 am

Appearing before the Committee will be:

  • Chris Gibson, Chief Finance Officer, Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), and
  • Andrew Cormack, Chief Regulatory Adviser, JANET UK (UK's education and research network)

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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