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      New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and Directive Announced

      Feb 13, 2013
      The European Union’s (EU) new Cyber Security Strategy, which was published on February 7 and must be implemented within 18 months, will require both public and private organizations to disclose cyberattacks that have “a significant impact on the security of core services provided by market operators and public administrations.”

      The European Union’s (EU) new Cyber Security Strategy, which was published on February 7 and must be implemented within 18 months, will require both public and private organizations to disclose cyberattacks that have “a significant impact on the security of core services provided by market operators and public administrations.” According to a frequently asked questions document released along with the directive, previous initiatives have been too fragmented and their voluntary nature left too many gaps in overall cybersecurity. The new directive “works to level the playing field by applying to all owners of critical infrastructure.”

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