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EU: Commission proposes Joint Cyber Unit to tackle cyber incidents

The European Commission announced, on 23 June 2021, its recommendation to establish a Joint Cyber Unit to tackle the rising number of serious cyber incidents impacting public services, businesses, and citizens across the EU. In particular, the Commission highlighted the need for advanced and coordinated responses in the field of cybersecurity and that the Joint Cyber Unit would act as a platform to ensure an EU coordinated response to large-scale cyber incidents and crises, as well as to offer assistance to those recovering from cyberattacks. Furthermore, the Commission outlined that the participants will be asked to provide operational resources for mutual assistance within the Joint Cyber Unit and that it will function at an operational and technical level to deliver the EU Cybersecurity Incident and Crisis Response Plan.

The Commission noted that the aim is to ensure that the Joint Cyber Unit will move to the operational phase by 30 June 2022 and that it will be fully established one year later, by 30 June 2023.

You can read the press release here.