Bosses from the European Commission are calling for increased improvements in cyber security, lest the EU fall behind others in the technology drive, it has been announced.
The EU agency ENISA‘s recent signing of a collaboration agreement with two of the major standardisation bodies in the EU, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), is part of a bid to develop and improve the standards of products and services in cyber security.
As well as this, Marketing Magazine’s recent report on initiatives discussed by Thibaut Kleiner, currently cabinet of commissioner for the EU digital agenda specialist Neelie Kroes, also discusess how the EU is looking to “step up the game” with cyber security measures.
A new proposed cyber security directive would require private sector companies that are classified as “critical infrastructures” or “internet enablers”, to report on security breaches they encounter. This will enable the EU to gather greater information on the subject, and inform the public when breaches are made.
Recent security breaches companies have experienced on Facebook and Twitter, where people hack into their sites and seek to damage their reputation, is one of the main reasons why companies may be keen to support this directive.
Kleiner explained: “We think this is already quite a powerful incentive for companies to take this exercise seriously.”