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Europe's technological dependence increases the risk of possible cyber attacks

21 Dec 2017
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  • The company S2 Grupo urged that cybersecurity is a critical factor to guarantee the digital transformation of Europe.
  • Miguel A. Juan, associate-director of S2 Grupo, has stressed that this dependency is one of the greatest vulnerabilities for the continent, due to the exposure it poses to attacks by terrorist organizations and to the national interests of third parties

Valencia, November 28, 2017.- On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Information Security on Thursday, November 30, the Valencian company S2 Grupo pressed on the fact that cybersecurity continues to be a critical factor to ensure the digital transformation of Europe. The company has pointed out that, although cybersecurity is a priority issue for the European Commission and it manifests it as one of the pillars of the R&D framework programs of the European Union and it has been included in the agenda of its politicians and member states, it is still essential to attend to various points to improve in this area and reduce exposure to possible cyberattacks. In this sense, Miguel A. Juan, associate-director of S2 Grupo, has pointed out that a very relevant fact is that Europe is a leader in industrial technology, has advanced infrastructures in sectors such as transport, energy and manufacturing, is at the forefront of technologies such as cryptography and big data and has a high network of specialized SMEs that make up a sector of high technical vitality. However, he explained that the growth of companies is slowed down by the fragmentation of the market and the particular interests of each country. Along with this, he stressed that the harmonization of national legislation and the coordination of public investments are essential to promote the growth of the sector, increase the generation of high-level jobs and reduce the dependence on technology that is not European, key to the protection against cyber-threats. "Europe has always had a great concern to protect the privacy of its citizens. Hence, the development of data protection and privacy laws are more restrictive than in other continents and there is greater caution in the business and professional use of public clouds. Now is the time to address technological dependence because it is one of the greatest vulnerabilities in Europe, due to the fact that it means greater exposure to attacks by terrorist organizations and the national interests of third parties", said Miguel A. Juan. Cyber ​​threats pose a high risk to European digital development because they can have a high impact and cost on the economy, infrastructure and even politics. This has motivated the European Commission to promote initiatives for the development of its own cybersecurity technology, carried out by companies such as S2 Grupo, which are leading European companies in the sector, and which will provide greater digital autonomy. "Cybersecurity is a critical factor to guarantee the digital transformation of Europe, essential for technological advancement. In these moments it is key to develop a strong sector with our own technology, otherwise, we will be exposed to increasingly complex cyberattacks and with a greater impact in our society", concluded S2 Grupo's associate-director. More information: prensa@s2grupo.es

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