The "EU Internal Security Strategy in Action", adopted in November 2010, outlined priorities for the EU to focus on for the coming four years.
The vision offered by the UK Government in this new Cyber Security Strategy is in 2015 to derive huge economic and social value from a vibrant, resilient and secure cyberspace, where actions, guided by core values of liberty, fairness, transparency and the rule of law, enhance prosperity, national security and a strong society.
The Pentagon has developed a list of cyber-weapons and cyber-tools, including viruses, that can sabotage an adversary’s critical networks, to streamline how the United States engages in computer warfare, a senior military official said to the Washington Post.
Communications are critical to everyday life. Governments, businesses, military, all rely on communications. Moreover, information collected and collated from intercepted diplomatic, military, commercial and financial communications offers potential competitors an advantage on the negotiation table or battlefield.
In its 2010 annual report, the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) states that there is a serious risk of digital attacks on electronic networks in the country and that these attacks are expected to increase in number. It is therefore important that essential systems are adequately protected and that espionage and large-scale system failure can be prevented.