“It is our intention to intensify technological development projects to achieve an adequate level of strategic autonomy in the” cybersecurity “sector and thus guarantee our digital sovereignty. To do so, it will be crucial to allocate adequate funds, continuously”. Prime Minister Mario Draghi writes this in the preface to the National Cybersecurity Strategy 2022-2026 prepared by the National Cybersecurity Agency and presented by the Delegated Authority for the Security of the Republic, Franco Gabrielli and by the Director of the Agency, Roberto Baldoni.
A share equal to 1.2% of gross national investments on an annual basis will be reserved for the implementation of the strategy. Then there will be the resources of the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programs, as well as of the NRP, which allocates 623 million euros for cybersecurity. Possible tax relief for companies and the creation of national areas with subsidized taxation for the establishment of a ‘National Cybersecurity Park’ and related hubs located throughout the Italian territory. The Strategy also provides for “the implementation of a national coordination action, consistent with the initiatives adopted at European level to prevent and combat online disinformation, which, by exploiting the characteristics of the cyber domain, aims to condition / influence political, economic and of the country “.