The European Union has made plans for a new organisation to respond to cyber-attacks. The Joint Cyber Unit will allow quicker and more coordinated responses when a member country suffers an incident. The EU joins the UK and USA in creating dedicated cybersecurity teams this year, mostly in response to the escalating threat from ransomware. Many EU countries have dealt with the effects of ransomware in 2021, including attacks on police services and hospitals. In creating this team, the EU will attempt to avoid further assaults against critical infrastructure.