Fiche :: Action 38: Member States to establish pan-European Computer Emergency Response Teams
22 October 2010
Member States should establish by 2012 a well-functioning network of CERTs at national level covering all of Europe.
What is the problem? Reactions to cyber-attacks are too slow
To respond to online security breaches in real-time conditions, a well functioning network of Computer Emergency Response Teams ("CERT"s) should be established in Europe.
Why is EU action needed? Reinforce capacities EU-wide to react faster to security threats
The establishment of CERTs will
The Commission invites Member States to strengthen cooperation between the existing National CERTs and to expand existing cooperation mechanisms like the European Governmental CERTs Group.
What will the European Commission do?