In particular, the Commission is asking to set up different structures - including an EU Cyber Defence Coordination Center, an EU Cyber Commanders Conference, a network of military Computer Emergency Response Teams (milCERTs) and joint exercises under the banner of a new CyDef-X project, to better coordinate cyber defence policies and increase cooperation among EU's cyber defence actors.
This new policy is based on four pillars:
The need to review the EU's cyber defence policy framework was already noted in the 2020 EU Cybersecurity Strategy. Additionally, the Strategic Compass approved by the Council had also called for an EU Cyber Defence Policy by 2022.
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