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Cybersecurity in the European Union

Resilience and Adaptability in Governance Policy


Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

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About this book


Cybercrime affects over 1 million people worldwide a day, and cyber attacks on public institutions and businesses are increasing. This book interrogates the European Union's evolving cybersecurity policies and strategy and argues that while progress is being made, much remains to be done to ensure a secure and resilient cyberspace in the future.


European Union EU Cybersecurity Cybercrime Security Studies Governance Policy Information Security Cyber Defence Cyberspace International Relations Transatlantic Cooperation Cyber Attacks crime Europe European Union (EU) Institution international relations security

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  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

About the authors

George Christou is Associate Professor of European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He has published widely on the European Union (EU) as a security actor; Cyprus and the EU; and on the EU approach to and influence on Internet governance. He has experience of working on European Commission funded Framework 7 projects, as well as projects funded by NATO Allied Command Transformation and the UK's Economic and Social Research Council and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. He is also an active member of the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Public-Private Platform.

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“The book is well written and clear in its content and purposes. It is well suited for both academics and practitioners, including political and military personnel, presenting a clear overview of the development of the EU’s cybersecurity framework. … it makes a useful contribution to the academic debate on the global role of the EU as a security actor, as well as on the idea of a ‘civilian response’ to cyber threats.” (Simona Autolitano, The International Spectator, Vol. 52 (1), 2017)