The European Union (EU) wants to set up a European Cybersecurity Agency to better protect Member States against cyber attacks. This has been announced by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in the State of the Union.
Juncker has announced EU priorities for the coming year in the State of the Union. One of these priorities is the establishment of a European Cybersecurity Agency. This agency will focus on combating cybercrime.
Juncker claims that cyber attacks are potentially a greater threat to the stability of democracies and economies than weapons and tanks. Juncker points out that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks per day have been carried out last year and 80% of European companies are facing at least one cyber security incident. Cybercrime also has no limits, while no one is immune to this. This requires the founding of a European Cybersecurity Agency according to Juncker.