Cyberspace and European security

Joaquín Alfaro Pérez, Inmaculada de Jesús Arboleda Guirao


Nowadays, cyberspace constitutes one of the major channels for satisfying the needs, rights and interests of EU citizens. Throughout the last decade, cybersecurity incidents have increased at a frantic pace, thus becoming an important threat to the supply of basic services and affecting the economy of EU Member States. The majority of analysts and military specialists point out that life in the twenty-first century will comprise cyberattacks. Consequently, from the EU and the CSDP, we must give cyberspace the scope it deserves as the fifth warfare domain, equal to the four traditional ones of land, sea, air and space. The recruitment and training of the necessary skilled human capital, the strengthening of cooperation at all levels in cyberdefence issues and the development of a joint thinking or cyber-mindednes constitute the basis to achieve and maintain effective cyber capabilities among the Member States

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