EU bodies are working together to ensure cybersecurity as millions of people switch to teleworking and distance learning in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a joint statement issued by the European Commission, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, bodies and agencies (CERT-EU) and Europol.
“The outbreak has spurred widespread anxiety and forced many people to work from home. Malign actors are actively exploiting these new challenging circumstances to target remote workers, businesses and individuals alike. Relevant EU entities are in close contact with one another to track these malicious activities, raise awareness in their respective communities and help protect confined citizens,” said the statement issued on 20 March.
“The European Commission, ENISA, CERT-EU and Europol, among others, will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate as appropriate to insure a safer cyberspace for the EU and the world.”