by Günther Oettinger
Robust and resilient c yber defence capabilities are now required to support CSDP struct ures and CSDP missi ons and operations. The European Council Conclusi ons on CSDP of December 2013 together with the Council Conclusions on CSDP of November 2013 called fo r the development of an EU Cyber Defence Policy Framework, on the basis of a proposal by th e High Representative, in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Defence Agency (EDA). The objective of this document is to provide a framework to the European Council and Council conclusions, as well as to the cyber defen ce aspects of the EU Cybersecurity Strategy
The document identifies priority areas for CSDP cyber defence and clarifies the roles of the different European actors, whilst fully respecting the resp ective responsibilities and competences of Union actors and the Member States as well as the instit utional framework of the EU and its autonomy of decision-making. The implementation process of the EU Cybersecurity strate gy has been agreed by the Friends of the Presidency Group on C yber Issues and endorsed by COREPER
A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released today by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organizations.
Detekt is the first tool to be made available to the public that detects major known surveillance spyware, some of which is used by governments, in computers.
The Chinese government’s increasing efforts to influence global cyberspace rules is a further sign that internet freedom is under a sustained attack, said Amnesty International, ahead of China’s first World Internet Conference.