The European Parliament calls for reinforced cyberdefense in Europe

In the last 24 hours, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution that calls the Member States to strengthen their defenses against cyberattacks from state and non-state actors.

Motion A8-0189/2018, which passed with 476 votes in favor, 151 against, and 36 abstentions, deals with cyberdefense in the European Union, and states that “the EU and the Member States face an unprecedented threat in the form of politically motivated, state-sponsored cyber-attacks as well as cyber-crime and terrorism”.

This is why in the section dedicated to public-private partnerships, point 76, the motion, approved in a plenary session of the European Parliament, asks the following of the European Union:

“Calls on the EU to perform a comprehensive review of software, IT and communications equipment and infrastructure used in the institutions in order to exclude potentially dangerous programmes and devices, and to ban the ones that have been confirmed as malicious”.

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Although the petition is not binding, it does call upon all Member States to take measures, and sets a precedent to act together against cybercrime. We are witnessing a new type of warfare, and we can see how cyberwar is most likely to be the quickest way of transferring wealth from one state to another

“States will play a crucial role in the near future when it comes to security. It is not by chance that in the United States, China or Russia there are technology companies that cover all layers of our digital activity, since these make up the backbone of today’s economy.  In this scenario, Europe is lagging behind,” stated Panda Security President, José Sancho.

Reliable solutions, aligned with European legislation, and responsible with data

In a context where digital transformation means the use of more and more software and data, the attack surface has also undergone an exponential growth. At almost the same speed, the diligence surrounding information that they are handling has forced both public and private institutions to strengthen their systems, looking for reliable solutions and services that are aligned with new legislature and are responsible with data.

In this light, Panda Security has emerged as the leading European vendor for EDR systems.  European technology, shareholders, and headquarters that have all validated Panda before the most demanding organizations.  All of this, together with a visionary concept of the cybersecurity model, have acted as credentials for Panda to obtain the Common Criteria EAL2 certification, published in the BOE (Official State Bulletin) for May, and “Qualified IT Security Product” certification by the Centro Criptológico Nacional (National Cryptology Center). Making Panda Adaptive Defense the only EDR solution with these certifications.

Panda Security is set as the leading European EDR vendor: with completely European shareholders, headquarters, technology and cloud platform.

Certifications to work with the European Public Administrations

Panda Adaptive Defense is the only solution with the “Common Criterial EAL-2” certification, the “Qualified IT Security Product” certification, and the “High-ENS” classification, therefore absolutely aligned with the proposals voted yesterday in the European Parliament.

Panda Adaptive Defense 360 is the only advanced cybersecurity model that incorporates Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions with 100% Attestation, and Threat Hunting and Investigation services, all equipped in a unique lightweight agent.

The combination of these solutions and services provides a detailed overview of all activities on every endpoint, total control of running processes, and reduction of the attack surface.  Eliminating the risk of incidents from any kind of malware, and discovering new malwareless attacks carried out by hacers, or internal and external attackers.

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