Digital technologies have been developing at a rapid pace in recent years. With increasing digitalization, cyber threats and related criminal acts are becoming more common and more sophisticated. That is why one of the EU's fundamental objectives is to improve its cyber security response capacity, as well as protection of the integrity, security and resilience of digital infrastructure and services, where regulation also have an important role.
Given that, providing cyber security has recently become increasingly relevant issue, I decided to analyse the extent to which activities in this area are being carried out in the EU, and especially in Slovenia. Both in terms adopting regulations, as well as implementing other parallel measures. The survey was conducted using existing literature and legislations, statistical data analysis, and conducting interviews.
In the study, two hypotheses were fully confirmed and one partially. It has been found, that the digitalization and the rise of the cyber-attacks have shown the need for legal regulation of cyber security. At the same time, other parallel measures need to be implemented, especially at the operational and strategic level. Slovenian legislation is in most cases consistent with EU regulations, but there are some delays in adopting of national legislation, which leads to certain inconsistencies.
Based on research, it was concluded that the provision of cyber security at the national level, despite the adoption of a number of measures in the recent period, is not at a sufficiently high level. Therefore, more attention will need to be dedicated to this area, than before.