Internet, cloud solutions, 5G, video conferencing, artificial intelligence, social networks or virtual environments. A brief list of technologies that are playing an increasingly important role in our lives. The digitization of society and the economy has increased drastically during the coronavirus pandemic, and IT solutions are now an absolute prerequisite for keeping a variety of activities running.
The dependence on technology has never been greater, and cyber attackers are aware of this. The rapid development of digital products and services faces new security challenges that need to be uncovered and addressed around the world. Hacking attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and there is a shift from targeted attacks to new forms of massive threats to millions of businesses and citizens.
If we want to successfully respond to today's security challenges, we cannot do without cooperation at international level. Through the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the EU takes action to address cybersecurity challenges, promotes cyber diplomacy, strengthens cyber defence, supports research and innovation, and protects critical infrastructure.
What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on cybersecurity? What are the European Council conclusions on the EU Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade? Is it possible to achieve strategic autonomy regarding cybersecurity while maintaining an open economy? How does the Czech Republic compare to other Member States in this area?