Sir Julian King speaks on cyber security

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Sir Julian King, European Union Commissioner for the Security Union, spoke on 'A Comprehensive Approach to Evolving Cyber Threats' at a workshop hosted by the Cyber Studies Programme in the Department of Politics and International Relations. The event was chaired by Dr Lucas Kello and Mr Robert Madelin.

 

Sir Julian set out some of the challenges posed by developments in cyber security, and outlined some of the policy responses being pursued by the EU, concluding that:

"The interconnected world in which we live today offers many opportunities for citizens, governments and public and private actors. However, it also offers unprecedented opportunities to criminals, terrorists, and hostile states. That is why it is essential to work together to build resilience and to drive technological innovation, at a European level and in the context of our relations with third countries, in order to strengthen our collective efforts to combat cybercrime and cyber security threats."

The workshop, jointly organised by the Oxford Cyber Studies Programme and the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CONNECT), offered a forum for senior academics and practitioners from across the technology, social science, and policymaking sectors to discuss future trends and challenges in European cybersecurity.

The full text of the speech is available at http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/materials/sir-julian-king_oxford.pdf

Dr Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (Dept of Computer Science)Mr Robert Madelin is Cyber Studies Visiting Fellow