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Commission evidence service develops tool for ‘hybrid threats’

Framework intended to help tackle gaps in preparedness and response to coordinated attacks

The European Commission’s in-house evidence service, the Joint Research Centre, has proposed a ‘conceptual framework’ to protect against ‘hybrid threats’—coordinated action by hostile state or non-state actors deliberately aiming to harm democratic states.

“Although the topic is high on the political agenda, our understanding of hybrid threats is often limited to past experiences and known forms of interference, such as disinformation and terrorism,” the JRC said in its 26 November announcement of the initiative.

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