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The Joint Cyberspace Command reaches important conclusions in the field of cyber defence.

October 25, 2023
  • The various EU cyber commanders have managed to reach key consensuses on the development of common cyber measures to advance the cyberspace ecosystem within the EU.

The European Union Cyber Commanders' meeting, CyberCo, has reached several agreements on key points that will serve to lay the foundations for cooperation based on mutual trust, voluntariness and common interest.

The Commander of the Joint Cyberspace Command (JCCC), Major General Rafael García Hernández, led the fourth iteration of this body, an important tool for the European Union in the field of military cyber defence. A meeting in which work has been done to create a roadmap, taking into account the points of view and the different experiences of allied countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Poland, as well as the important know-how provided by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the European Union Military Staff (EUMS).

The main decision taken was to outline and design a classified system for exchanging information and to achieve a roadmap and concept that precisely defines CyberCo's remit within the EU. For the delegates of the European Union Military Staff, now is the right time to develop this initiative and prevent it from being discarded.

On the other hand, the European Defence Agency reiterates its full intention to enable EU member states to coordinate both their national interests and objectives within the Union, paying attention to the security of both the civilian population and our critical infrastructure and democratic values.

All countries are aware of the special attention with which security must be treated. The participants in this working meeting, as allies, friends and members of common fora, came to the conclusion that it is necessary to initiate exchanges of cyber information to ensure the proper development of our tools, both nationally and internationally.

Spain, as host nation and holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, has maintained a position of mediator and coordinator, in order to achieve consensus among all participants.