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Review and Gap Analysis of Cybersecurity Legislation and Cybercriminality Policies in Eight Countries

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The ISF, in conjunction with CC-DRIVER, a consortium of 13 partner organisations from industry, research and law enforcement backgrounds, have released a report detailing new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviour.

This report presents a review and gap analysis of cybersecurity legislation and cybercriminality policies covering eight European countries. The eight countries included: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

The aim of these activities was to conduct a non-exhaustive but broad review and analysis of five elements forming an analytical framework for a gap assessment of existing legislation and policies, and to provide recommendations for improvement.

This project is approved by the European Commission and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 883543.

A pragmatic approach to tackling cybercrime

The framework is comprised of five elements, all of which are critical to combat cybercrime and bolster cybersecurity capabilities. To achieve optimal output actors should consider all elements and their interdependencies.

Strategy – The overarching direction and target objectives set for cybersecurity and cybercrime.

Legislation – The legal framework governing the behaviour of people in cyberspace.

Engagement – Activities aimed at increasing reach and awareness for cybersecurity and cybercrime related issues.

Enforcement – Ensuring compliance with laws, regulation, and standards typically performed by LEAs.

Assessment – The data collected on cybersecurity and cybercrime used to inform future decision making.

The review is very detailed and will help in the harmonization of the legal framework for the EU region and potentially beyond.
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New methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercrime
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