European cyber defences ‘must improve’, tests show

November 11th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov.11 (ANI): Europe needs to do more to prepare itself for cyber attacks, a EU report has concluded.

Cyber Europe 2010, a so-called “cyber stress test”, aimed to give member states better understanding of how to handle such cyber incidents and create best practices for the future.

The BBC quoted organizers as saying that while the exercise met its stated aims, still more needs to be done.

The recommendation follows a simulation of how member states would deal with a sustained attack on their networks.

The simulation tested how countries would cope if international net connections failed to work, leaving citizens, businesses and public bodies unable to access online services.

Future tests must involve the private sector, the report said.

There were 30 European countries involved in the European simulation. A full report into the exercise will be published at the beginning of next year. (ANI)

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