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Cyber Security: EU and US Strengthen Transatlantic Cooperation in Face of Mounting Global Cyber-Security and Cyber-Crime Threats
Apr 14, 2011 (04:04 PM EDT)
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial in Godollo (Hungary) today, Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano reiterated their shared commitment to deepening cooperation to address the increasing threats to global internet and digital networks. They agreed to strengthen trans-Atlantic cooperation in cyber-security by defining the issues to be tackled by the EU-US Working Group on Cyber-Security and Cyber-Crime.
These efforts include:
The Working Group, which was established at the EU-US Summit in November 2010, is tasked with developing collaborative approaches to a wide range of cyber-security and cyber-crime issues. It will be a model for outreach to other countries or organizations which address similar cyber issues in order to share approaches and related activities.
The Working Group will report to the next EU-US Summit which will take place at the end of the year.
For further information, please see: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/246
SOURCE Delegation of the European Union to the United States