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Key findings : Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0) and Cybersecurity

The implementation of a programme for digitising European industry (Industry 4.0) is an ambitious endeavour, which is linked to a number of new challenges that go beyond the large scale cybersecurity framework tackled until now by the European strategies and legislation.
• Key European strategies and legislation on cybersecurity, including R&D investmentsare currently focused on:
– Protection of personal data
– Security of operation of large scale and publicly accessible information networks
– Protection of operation of key infrastructures (of public importance)
• The importance of cybersecurity in industrial settings is only marginally recognised in relevant EU policies
• Development of appropriate legislative and support activities particularly adapted to computerized manufacturing has to become a more vigorous feature of the Digital Single Market
• Cybersecurity in the context of digitised industry requires a more holistic approach