Fostering cybersecurity in the European Union
Author: Teresa Reiter & Dieter Feierabend, NEOS Lab
According to studies, cybercrime constitutes half of all the crimes perpetrated in some member-state and accounts for losses worth billions of euros per year. Nevertheless, most hacks happen via known exploits, where hackers know the IT networks better than companies. This publication aims to provide measures to strengthen the cybersecurity infrastructure at the European and national levels. Minimizing cybercrime is generally linked to business preparedness and citizen knowledge. Therefore, these groups are given special consideration in the analysis and policy recommendations.