Europe takes new steps to fight cyber crime

Infrastructure controlled by computer technology is part of daily life in Europe (photo:dpa)
Infrastructure controlled by computer technology is part of daily life in Europe (photo:dpa)

The threat to daily life in European countries is growing as cyber crime becomes more sophisticated. But the degree of security within the 27 member states varies considerably, and cyber space does not respect borders. The EU has launched an initiative to coordinate responses to major incidents with a cyber security strategy and a draft directive to compel member states to introduce new security measures with the aim of minimising risk to the whole union and the world.

<i>The European Union has released a new cyber security strategy and a draft directive to ensure a common level of network and information security (NIS) to enhance cyber security across its 27 member states. The ...

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