Communication on cybersecurity strategy

EESC opinion: Communication on cybersecurity strategy

Key points


  • Considers the proposed strategy as a positive step towards protecting governments, citizens and businesses across the EU from global cyber threats, and safeguarding economic growth;
  • Cautions about the skills gap in cybersecurity, and recommends a EU-wide Cyber Security Career Pathways Tool that helps individuals identify, build and navigate a relevant career path;
  • Highlights the issue of disinformation. Spreading disinformation could have serious consequences and preventing disinformation should form part of any strategy on cybersecurity;
  • Recommends that any foreign investment in strategic sectors in the Union conforms with the EU’s security policy;
  • Cautions about the advent of quantum computers and the risks they pose. Hence, the need for a transition to quantum-resistant or post-quantum cryptography.

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