Cyber defence

06 Oct: Cyber defence: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP plenary

(Source: EEAS)

Delivered by Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen

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Madame President, Honourable Members,

Let me thank Rapporteur [Urmas] Paet for bringing cyber defence issues to our attention.

As highlighted in the report, in recent years we have seen continuous growth in cyber-attacks against the European Union and its Member States, which is affecting European security.

The best way to face these threats is to join forces and mobilise resources, as rightly indicated in the report. To protect cyberspace, we need to modernise our capabilities; advance research, training and exercises; and increase efforts to prevent, deter and …