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Cyber security moves up agenda at Council of EU
February 2017

A major conference on emerging cyber issues held under the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union has highlighted the need for businesses to work harder in areas such as cyber security, cyber research and development, crime, defence and diplomacy.

Over 180 delegates attended the gathering in Brussels in December to discuss a range of issues that need urgent attention. Those included how the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS) and the EU’s €1.8bn public-private partnership will help in the fight against cybercrime.

“This is an important initiative in an area of rapid change,” ECIIA President Henrik Stein, says. “Internal auditors will need to pay close attention to the outcome of such discussions if they are to continue to provide sound assurance over their organisations’ cyber responsibilities.”

Meanwhile, ECIIA and the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) have already launched a joint initiative aimed at helping organisations strengthen their cyber defences. Its key objective is to help businesses define the best governance model when managing cyber risk.

For a summary of the conference, click here.

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