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Ioan Dumitru Apachiței: The cybernetic dimension of national security with regards to the European Union Law

Abstract: The cybersecurity dimension regards that element of the national security which relates to the opportunities, threats and means of defense of the cyber infrastructure and information. The globalization of the cyberspace has shaped the way we understand and react to potential threats, our geographical position being a relevant criterion. The purpose of this section is to provide an insight into the cybersecurity dimension in accordance with the national and the European law so that it could constitute a basis for analytical reporting to the national legal framework and the possibilities of improving it. This cyber security analysis is structured in three parts. The first part provides the doctrinal benchmarks in understanding the concept and dimensions of cybersecurity; in the second part we review the main European strategies for ensuring cybersecurity, which through a comparative analysis should reveal the main orientations and the evolution in the Member States of the European Union, both individually and collectively; and in the third section we shall focus on the national legal framework, analysed also in the light of the interferences of the European legislation.

Key-words: cybersecurity; cybersecurity strategy; critical infrastructure; information security



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