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EU Cyber Response Team Warns of Spearphishing Campaigns From Russian Hackers

A group of Russian hackers is targeting European governments with spearphishing campaigns to breach their digital systems, according to a new advisory from the European Union’s Cyber Emergency Response Team. The cybersecurity note identified at least seven EU countries on the target list of the hacking group Fancy Bear, Politico reported. The cyberthreat actors deployed...

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Europe Mulls Acquisition Strategy Similar to US Foreign Military Sales Program

The European Commission is looking into adopting a strategy that will ease the process of selling weapons.  As governments across Europe increase military spending in response to rising threats from Russia, the EC is considering a scheme similar to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales program. According to a consultation paper first seen...

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Norway’s Nammo Says Arms Producers Need Long-Term Contracts From European Customers

Norway’s Nammo has called on European countries to provide arms producers with long-term contracts to support an industry with profitable operations. Nammo CEO Morten Brandtaeg told Breaking Defense that 10 to 15 years of production agreements would enable arms manufacturers to sustain industry investments. In an interview with the publication on the sidelines of the...

Capgemini Report Bares E-Government Obstacles EU Users Face
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Capgemini Report Bares E-Government Obstacles EU Users Face

Cross-border users of European Union government websites face various obstacles, such as language issues and fewer electronic identification options, according to Capgemini’s “eGovernment Benchmark 2023” report contracted by the European Commission.  The annual report, which analyzes more than 15,000 EU government sites, showed that cross-border users have access to just 49 percent of the evaluated...

Expert: Europe Needs to Strengthen Defense Industrial Sector
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Expert: Europe Needs to Strengthen Defense Industrial Sector

The European Union needs a new operational program that will strengthen its defense industrial sector and prepare for future conflicts, according to Christian Moelling, head of the Center for Security and Defense at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown weaknesses in Europe’s capacity to produce military goods as allies scramble...

Estonian Defense Secretary: Ukraine Needs More Ammo to Win Against Russia
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Estonian Defense Secretary: Ukraine Needs More Ammo to Win Against Russia

Supplying Ukraine with more ammunition will allow the Eastern European nation to win its war against Russia, according to Kusti Salm, permanent secretary at the Estonian Ministry of Defence. The United States and allies in Europe have committed to ensuring that Ukrainian military forces are well-armed, donating over a million shells from their own stockpiles. However, consumption...

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