A major cyber-attack can have a lasting effect on our societies and our economies on a European scale: the EU must be able to prepare facing such a crisis. The European network gathering high level representatives of the twenty-seven authorities in charge of cybercrisis management (CyCLONe) will meet at the end of January, with the support of ENISA and the European Commission, to discuss the challenges induced by a crisis and how to improve cooperation and assistance mechanisms within the EU. This meeting will also explore the role trusted private sector actors, including cybersecurity service providers, could play in supporting and amplifying government capabilities, particularly in the event of a large-scale cyber-attack. It will be part of a broader sequence of exercises played within Council meetings at political level in Brussels aiming to highlight the complementarity of internal (crisis management) and external (response to the attacker) dimensions of the Union’s actions.
The agency will remain mobilized to create a cloud certification that meets the security challenges, and will also continue to promote the certification of cybersecurity products and services in order to create a unified European market.
A presidency of the EU Council only comes every thirteen years: ANSSI is fully seizing this opportunity to promote a sovereign EU in the digital space.