“No deep analysis is needed to understand that in some situations, there can really be a need [for emergency funding] in case of a hurricane or an earthquake. It’s the same story withe large-scale cyber attacks,” Commission Vice-President Ansip said in an interview.
The European Commission published a new EU cyber security strategy on Wednesday (13 September), which includes plans to help EU countries respond when they’re targeted by hackers.
“It’s up to member states to deal with these disasters but if it’s not enough to use their own funds, outside funds will be needed,” Ansip said.
Some member states are wary of the Commission’s plans to encourage more cooperation between countries and government authorities on cyber security because they do not want to be required to share sensitive information widely.