Guaranteeing Cybersecurity: Ambitions for a European Cyberspace

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Today, cybersecurity ranks at the top of the Commission’s and Parliament’s political priorities and has become a major concern for citizens, ranging from the violation of our right to privacy to the threat of terrorist attacks.
In this context, the EU must create a safer European cyberspace for all.
President Macron’s 2018 Paris Peace Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace is in line with this approach and promotes a collaborative action to better secure our political and economic environment.
With the growth of e-commerce, the development of artificial intelligence and the increasing number of connected devices it is essential to foster a culture of safety in our increasingly interconnected societies.
In September 2018, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Cybersecurity, Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, which aims at creating an eco-system of expertise by promoting the development and deployment of cybersecurity technologies.
The European Commission has also just adopted a Regulation, called “Cybersecurity Law”, to strengthen the (budgetary) capacities and competences of ENISA, and will be in charge of certifying cybersecurity in the field of ICT in order to avoid market fragmentation. It will also be responsible for coordinating the exchange of good practices within Member States and raising awareness about cybersecurity among citizens and businesses.
The creation and implementation of a binding and independent European Cybersecurity Certification Framework for products and services operating in critical sectors of our economy (transport, energy, health, banking, etc.) is paramount in order to build trust and security.
Moreover, the EU is keen to invest €1.8 billion in cybersecurity through public-private partnerships to boost competitiveness and innovation capacities in order to ensure a sustainable supply in the cybersecurity sector in Europe and strengthen our independence.
This issue of the European Files highlights the digital revolution our societies are currently experiencing, which is characterised by the speed with which we are confronted with innovation and new threats. Protecting the data of individuals and businesses by ensuring safer products and services is essential in order to build trust, and thus foster an open, interoperable, secure and reliable cyberspace.

Laurent ULMANN

  • A revamped ENISA – the EU’s cybersecurity agency
    Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
  • Creating a political standard for Cybersecurity in Europe
    Elizabeth Bienkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Strengthening Cybersecurity Capacity: A European Obligation‌
    Horst Seehofer, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Germany
  • Cybersecurity is a collective struggle
    Mounir Mahjoubi, French Minister for Digital
  • Guaranteeing Cybersecurity in Europe: Ambitions for a European Cyberspace
    Boštjan Poklukar, Minister of Interior, Slovenia
  • Cyberspace and the fight against terrorism: New challenges, new tools
    Gilles DE KERCHOVE, European Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, European Council
  • Objectives for a secure future in digital services for Europe
    Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland
  • Secured European cyberspace: Stimulating the Ecosystem through financing
    Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President of the European Investment Bank
    Alexander Stubb, Vice President of the European Investment Bank
  • The government’s role in collaborative risk management
    François Thill, Director, Cybersecurity, Ministry of the Economy Luxembourg
  • Cybersecurity as an enabler of Digital Innovation
    Raul Rikk, National Cyber Security Policy Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
  • Developing an ecosystem in cybersecurity: Increasing capacity to support and protect a digital economy in the European Union
    Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Cybersecurity: Four steps in the cyber space
    Michal Boni, MEP (EPP Group), Member of the LIBE Committee
  • ENISA Leads the Way for a better Cybersecurity in Europe
    Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, ENISA
  • Guaranteeing a safe European cyberspace: a shared responsibility
    Guillaume Poupard, Director General of ANSSI, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France
  • A new certification framework for Europe: building trust in digital technologies with the new Cybersecurity Act
    Peter Kouroumbashev, MEP (S&D), ITRE-Committee and Shadow-Rapporteur on the Cybersecurity Act
  • Enhanced cyber-security is vital for europe’s energy infrastructure
    Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Keep the “Trojan” horse out: energy transition requires enhanced security for grids and data
    Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric
  • Process-based Security Certifications Are the Right Fit for The Digital Economy
    Tim Mcknight, Chief Security Officer, SAP SE
  • Cybersecurity Act: New Momentum for Europe
    Angelika NIebler, MEP (EPP Group), Member of the ITRE Committee
  • Driving security in uncertain times‌‌
    The Charter of Trust for a secure digital world

    Eva Schulz-Kamm, Global Head of Government Affairs at Siemens AG
  • Cybersecurity in AI and Robotics: The importance of a protective EU framework
    Mady Delvaux-Stehres, MEP (S&D Group), Chair of Working Group on Robotics, European Parliament
  • Education as a tool against cybercrime
    Miriam Dalli, MEP (S&D Group), Coordinator in the ENVI Committee
  • Cybersecurity standards are a priority!
    Andreas Schwab, MEP (EPP Group), Member of the IMCO Committee
  • For a more secure environment for information transmission and consumers
    Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Processing Supervisor (CEPD)
  • Big problem, little action ‌‌
    Why cybersecurity is a top consumer issue

    Ursula Pachl, Deputy Director General, BEUC
  • Security in the digital age: can Europe hack it?
    Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE.
  • Cybersecurity: “work in progress”
    Pilar Del Castillo, MEP (EPP Group), Member of the ITRE Committee, Chair of the European Internet Forum
  • The success of the digital transformation of organisations will require cybersecurity
    Nicolas Arpagian, Director of Strategy and Public Affairs, Orange Cyberdefense
  • Multi Stakeholder Participation to Lead European Research and Innovation for Cybersecurity
    Kees van der Klauw, Chairman Management Board, Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation
  • A global strategy for cybersecurity in Europe, competences and investments
    Laure de La Raudière, Member of the French Parliament and Co-rapporteur of the Assemblée national Study Group report on « Blockchains, a matter of sovereignty »
  • Cybersecurity for space activities
    Eric Morel de Westgaver, European Space Agency, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services
    Massimo Mercati, European Space Agency, Head of the Security Office
  • International cyber security: why is there an emergency!
    Guillaume Tissier, Heads CEIS, strategic and risk management consulting company. CEIS is one the organisers of the International Cyber Security Forum (FIC)
  • Blockchain and Cybersecurity: what role for the Postal Operators?
    Alain Roset, Blockchain & Traceability Director, La Poste
  • Blockchain: security by design, enabling new trust models
    Luca Comparini, Responsible for the Blockchain Business at IBM, France