A single European coordination mechanism will be developed within the EU to fight cyberattacks, Bulgarian Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, said in Varna. She was a lecturer at the 10th Summer University of the youth structure of GERB. The legislative package about the single European mechanism will be presented within two or three weeks.
Commissioner Gabriel noted that there is a tangible increase of the number of cyberattacks. For example, in 2016 they grew by more than 300% year-on-year. She said that over 200,000 cyberattacks take place on a daily basis. According to the Commissioner, it is very important to establish a product certification system, so that when buying a product consumers would know that it fulfills certain security requirements at EU level. Within a few years there will be over 20,000 million Internet-related products - from smartphones to notebook computers.