Last week, in his annual State of the European Union Address, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called out cybersecurity as a key priority for the European Union in the year ahead.  In terms of ranking priorities, President Juncker placed tackling cyber threats just one place below the EU leading the fight against climate change, and one above migration and protecting Europe’s external borders.

The full extent of the Commission’s ambition and plans in relation to cybersecurity is revealed in a detailed Communication, entitled Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU—a joint publication by the Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

We have prepared an alert that summarizes key elements of the Communication and Cyber Package that we think will be of most interest to our clients and readers of this blog.  For the alert, click here.