[Axon Research]: The EC’s updated cybersecurity package

Cybersecurity is rising high on the European agenda, with incidents like the SolarWinds hack offering free publicity for the cause. On 16 December 2020, the Commission unveiled a new EU cybersecurity package with several policy and legislative measures, including a new EU cybersecurity strategy document, two draft Directives and a report on EU progress made in cybersecurity for 5G networks.

In this article, we provide an overview of this package and how it’s all supposed to fit together – eventually. But “eventually” may be too late for 5G networks, a high-profile testbed for cybersecurity, with no margin for error. As explained in the last section of the article, things on that front have been moving on a separate, faster, track.

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