The European Commission states that businesses and consumers still do not feel confident enough to adopt cross-border cloud services for storing or processing data, because of concerns relating to security, compliance with fundamental rights and data protection more generally.
Improving security and privacy features contributes to increase the differentiating character, placing on the market services and solutions (new or improved) that are aligned with the european directives of security and privacy. On the other hand, offering services and solutions more secure, users can gain greater control over their data, increasing trust in IT technologies and services online.
Another priority objectives of the EU, is to protect our networks and critical infrastruture and respond effectively to cyber-threats, and have adopted both national and EU-level cybersecurity strategies and regulation.
Currently, cloud infrastructures services are increansingly the more extended option by most business of the EU, therefore protect them against cyber attacks is critical.
Clearly, the development of technologies that allow cloud infrastructures to be stronger and qualified against possible attacks, with a major ability to recover quicker and better after a cyber security incident, results in enhancing security and business preparedness.
Cloud Computing for EU is one of the main competitiveness drivers for all enterprises in EU, independently of its size and sector, therefore it has become one of the main priorities in the European Digital Agenda, and main player in numerous initiatives started up within the member countries.