The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday to step up its response to cyber attacks, including a new intelligence-sharing agency, cyber war games and product safety labels.
The proposals by the European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, come amid growing concerns over election hacking by foreign states, ransomware attacks and other cybercrime like identity theft and bank fraud.
“Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, imaginative and global,” Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, told a press conference. “The EU needs to respond to them 24/7.”
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