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Cybersecurity, EU creates a Joint Cyber Unit against large scale cyber-attacks

EU creates a Joint Cyber Unit against large scale cyber-attacks. The JCU will help defending member states also with Cybersecurity Rapid Reaction Teams. It will be formed by ENISA, EUROPOL, EEAS, EDA and EU professionals

EU will have its cybersecurity force to counter the large scale cyber-attacks against member states. The European Commission has announced plans to build the Joint Cyber Unit (JCU), that will also work at an operational and at a technical level to deliver the EU Cybersecurity Incident and Crisis Response Plan, based on national plans; establish and mobilise EU Cybersecurity Rapid Reaction Teams; facilitate the adoption of protocols for mutual assistance among participants; establish national and cross-border monitoring and detection capabilities, including Security Operation Centres (SOCs). The JCU will be comprised of professionals from EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), from EU countries, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, the EU foreign service EEAS and the European Defence Agency (EDA). The IOC of the force has been set by June 2022 and the FOC by 2023.

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