Cyber Security Remote work

EU cyber security policies regarding remote work

As the crysis regarding the new coronavirus is expanding, companies have adapted by transitioning employees to remote working. This transition also comes with new risks regarding data privacy and data protection security.

A study made by the European Parliamentary Research Service states that 25 out of the 28 EU Member States either already have a national cyberscurity strategy or are in the process of drafting one.

The private sector should be engaged in capacity-building activities such as training, education and awareness as well as operational capacities such as intelligence, analysis and response.

EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service

The EU approach regarding cyber security is based on three pillars:

  1. Common standards: Budapest convention on Cybercrime
  2. Follow-up and assessments: Cybercrime Convention Comittee
  3. Capacity Building: C-PROC

The top recommandation of the study is hiring skilled personnel that can assist in detection, identification and defence against cyberincidents.

Cybersecurity can be improved by employing people in the following areas:

  • operational forensic experts;
  • technical forensic experts;
  •  specialists in actor analysis;
  • specialists in situational cyberawareness;
  •  language specialists;