The EU's security agency, Enisa, has called on the European Commission to develop a coherent pan-European strategy to enhance the security and resilience of public communications networks.
In a new report, which is intended to serve "as a reference point at the hands of policy and decision makers", Enisa analyses the rules, policies and practices existing in each member state regarding the resilience of comms networks, and puts forward recommendations and good practices for decision makers.
The report advises that member states should harmonise and simplify " policies, tasks and competencies", making sure they are coherent and consistent with each other.
"Sharing of knowledge and experiences are essential to improving resilience of networks in a single market of e-communication networks," said the report.
"The European Commission should consider the development and implementation of a coherent pan-European strategy and policy that is based on member states’ experiences."
The report also highlighted the need for more good practice guidance on emerging issues. It called for new working groups to be set up under the auspices of Enisa, which would cover themes such as information sharing mechanisms and incident reporting procedures.
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