The goal of this report was to help EU Member States to understand the importance of the Internet infrastructure within their borders with particular attention to critical assets and cross border interdependencies and work together with Internet operational actors to maintain the Internet globally coherent, secure and resilient.
To pursue this goal, both the technical and organizational aspects were deepened and good practices were investigated. Based on the desktop research, survey and interviews, an initial step-by-step guide was proposed to understand the importance of the Internet infrastructure in each EU Member State. Moreover, considering the multistakeholder environment of the Internet, recommendations are proposed for EU Member States, providers of critical services and European Internet operational actors. The goal is to foster infrastructure security and resilience not only for securing European citizens but also the entire Internet.