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06 / 2006
Vybrali pro vás: TR - Tomáš Rosa, JP - Jaroslav Pinkava, PV - Pavel Vondruška, VK - Vlastimil Klíma

Dokument EU - A strategy for a Secure Information Society – Dialogue, partnership and empowerment

Komentá? najdete v ?lánku EC shows leadership on security. European Commission is urging industry and the public sector to shore up security (Phil Muncaster, IT Week).

Z úvodu dokumentu:

The purpose of the present Communication is to revitalise the European Commission strategy set out in 2001 in the Communication “Network and Information Security: proposal for a European Policy approach”2. It reviews the current state of threats to the security of the Information Society and determines what additional steps should be taken to improve network and information security (NIS).

Drawing on the experience acquired by Member States and at European Community level, the ambition is to further develop a dynamic, global strategy in Europe, based on a culture of security and founded on dialogue, partnership and empowerment.

In tackling security challenges for the Information Society, the European Community has developed a three-pronged approach embracing: specific network and information security measures, the regulatory framework for electronic communications (which includes privacy and data protection issues), and the fight against cybercrime. Although these three aspects can, to a certain extent, be developed separately, the numerous interdependencies call for a coordinated strategy. This Communication sets out the strategy and provides the framework to carry forward and refine a coherent approach to NIS.

The 2001 Communication defines NIS as “the ability of a network or an information system to resist, at a given level of confidence, accidental events or malicious actions that compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of stored or transmitted data and the related services offered by or accessible via these networks and systems”. Over recent years, the European Community has implemented a number of actions to improve NIS.

The regulatory framework for electronic communications, the review of which is underway, includes security-related provisions. In particular, the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications3 contains an obligation for providers of publicly available electronic communications services to safeguard the security of their services. Provisions against spam4 and spyware5 are laid down.

Zdroj: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/doc/com2006251.pdf
Autor: JP

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