On December 6, the Joint Research Center, a European Commission science and knowledge service, issued a Proposal for a European Cybersecurity Taxonomy (the “Proposal”). Noting the absence of a globally accepted and standardized definition of cybersecurity and a clear identification of its domains of development and application, the Proposal introduces a taxonomy for cybersecurity.

Although one may not share all the views expressed in the Proposal, this effort toward the development of a cybersecurity taxonomy is laudable. All of us in the cybersecurity sphere would benefit from speaking a common language (or at least realizing that we speak different ones). Worth a read.

View the proposal.