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Europe needs ‘digital border controls,’ industry chief says | EURACTIV [extern]

Europe should consider establishing a ‘digital border control,’ as a means of obstructing internet access to hostile actors in the event of a serious cyberattack, the head of Deutsche Telekom’s cybersecurity division has told EURACTIV.

“In Europe, there’s no way of to shield ourselves in the case of an attack emanating from Asia or the Americas on our infrastructure here,” Thomas Tschersich, Head of Group Security at Deutsche Telekom said. “Sitting in the middle, we’re connected to all entities around us. We don’t have a clue how to disconnect without switching off the whole infrastructure in Europe as well.”