Commission makes €11 million available to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities and cooperation

Daily News 10 / 05 / 2021

Economia - pubblicata il 11 Maggio 2021
Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service

The European Commission will make €11 million of funding available for 22 new projects seeking to strengthen the European Union’s capacity to deter and mitigate cyber-threats and incidents, by
employing the latest technologies. The projects, which have been selected following a recent
call for proposals
under the Connecting Europe
programme, will support various cybersecurity organisations in 18 Member States. The beneficiaries of the funding include Computer Security Incident Response teams, operators of
essential services in the health, energy, transport and other sectors, as well as bodies dealing with the
cybersecurity certification
and testing, as defined in the EU Cybersecurity Act. They will
start working after the summer on tools and skills necessary to comply with the requirements set by the NIS Directive
and the Cybersecurity Act, while at the same time they will engage in activities aimed to enhance cooperation at the EU level. So far the EU has funded almost €47.5 million to reinforce EU
cybersecurity between 2014 and 2020, through the Connecting Europe Facility programme. Furthermore, over €1 billion under the Digital
Europe Programme
will be directed towards the areas of focus of the new EU Cybersecurity
. More information is available
. More information about Europe’s actions to strengthen cybersecurity capacities is available here
and EU-funded cybersecurity projects can be found here.

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