Feasibility study and preparatory activities for the implementation of a European Early Warning and Response System against cyber-attacks and disruptions
Final report - Study
In preparation of the discussions on a European-wide Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) against cyber-attacks and disruptions as proposed in the NIS Directive by the European Commission, this document represents a feasibility study and preparatory activities for the implementation of a European-wide EWRS. This study outlines recommendations which the European Commission and the Member States should take into account when moving towards the implementation of a European-wide EWRS. These were compiled based on the analysis of documentary sources corroborated with input from the stakeholder... community. The most important consensus points are: A European-wide EWRS should show its added value as soon as possible, preventing long-winded analysis processes ; The stakeholder community does not see any technological obstacles in realising a system with added value. Our analysis showed that: Without a true community willing to share information through trust, the platform will fail; Legal requirements for information sharing still exist and must be taken into account; The governance of such a platform will be challenging to set up. The stakeholders should be involved early in the implementation phase to ensure the system suits their current needs and re-uses or complements existing national practices and technology solutions.