Kroes: Europe must develop its own technology for cybersecurity




European Commissioner Neelie Kroes suggests that Europe develops its own security in the fight against digital espionage and crime. They also hint at expansion of the notification system for companies responsible for networks.

“We need the best technology and maybe it is imperative that we make ourselves in Europe,” said Kroes at the Cyber ​​Summit, which takes place Monday in Bonn, Germany. “This is why we are increasing investment in cyber security research,” said the politician. She also points to the possibility to ensure that ICT equipment and programs do not contain backdoors at European level.

Eight new treaties do not need, nor does it make sense to make, according to Kroes. Spying illegally “That’s not how the world works. Let’s not be naive. If you want to prevent an intruder from your front door will open, you have no lawyer, but need a good lock.” States should not each individual to protect data within their borders concerns, but do this just within a single European market ‘where ideas can flourish on security, “she says, which she referred back to the establishment of a secure European’ cloud ‘.

Finally hint the Vice-President of the European Commission to extend arrangements for setting security and reporting leaks in networks. There is already legislation that requires telecom providers that they take security and report leaks, but Kroes can not beat that providers have to bear all the burden and global Internet companies do not. ” “That’s not fair competition and puts our security at risk,” said Kroes. She is referring to networks used for important infrastructure, such as banks and energy companies, but for which telecommunications companies are not responsible.


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