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EU Cybersecurity and the Paradox of Progress. CEPS Policy Insights No 2018/06, February 2018

Pupillo, Lorenzo (2018) EU Cybersecurity and the Paradox of Progress. CEPS Policy Insights No 2018/06, February 2018. [Policy Paper]

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    Technological revolutions bring opportunities, but sometimes even greater threats. This ‘paradox of progress’ affects cyberspace today, threatening to undermine the very principle and foundation of the open internet. The global debate on cyber-governance is currently in a stalemate on the norms for global stability of cyberspace and the fight against cybercrime, although the EU is making considerable efforts to strengthen the resilience of cyberspace and the critical information infrastructure. The newly proposed Cybersecurity Act should, however, be supported by additional measures to increase awareness, devise smarter policy and enable effective governance. Too many users and businesses are still failing to take cybersecurity and computer hygiene seriously. And there is a need to strengthen the pan-European coordination of deterrence, detection, and defence. This paper looks at the possibilities for the EU in this domain and argues that at a time of American diplomatic and political retrenchment from Europe and the world, it has an opportunity to play a leading role in global cybersecurity policy and governance.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > cybersecurity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Insights
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 11:40
    Number of Pages: 10
    Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 11:40

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