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Europe Plans to Build an Innovative Digital Society

Europe Plans to Build an Innovative Digital Society. Photo: European Commission

Europe Plans to Build an Innovative Digital Society. Photo: European Commission

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge hub, has issued a report on ‘Cybersecurity – our digital anchor. A European perspective’.

It looks at the growth of cybersecurity over the past 40 years and identifies where the EU could improve in this field, for the benefit of businesses and citizens.

The authors of the report recommend policies to help foster the right culture and equip people with the right knowledge and digital skills to continue building a strong, secure, and innovative digital society in Europe.

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated this digitalization, with a sudden and large-scale move to teleworking, the use of digital services in hospitals, laboratories and government services, and the explosion in online schooling.

‘Cybersecurity: our digital anchor’ report connects the dots to analyze cybersecurity as a societal challenge for Europe – a challenge in which everybody should be actively and continuously engaged.

It brings together knowledge from across technological, economic, and social disciplines and argues for a coherent, cross-sectoral and cross-societal cybersecurity strategy which can be implemented across all layers of European society.

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