European Parliament Vote Calls For Better Handling Of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

BY Heather Greenfield
July 10, 2018

Brussels — Today, the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) adopted its report on the proposed EU Cybersecurity Act. The report includes provisions to  improve how EU Member States manage cybersecurity vulnerabilities to avoid large-scale exploitation of software vulnerabilities as seen during the “WannaCry” attack.  Negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission on the draft EU law are expected to start after the summer recess.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Senior Manager Alexandre Roure:

“We commend MEPs for addressing software vulnerability disclosure to prevent cyber criminals from harming Europe’s economy and wider society. We urge Member States to support Parliament’s position on this matter in the final negotiations.”

For media inquiries, please contact: Heather Greenfield hgreenfield@ccianet.org

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