The brand new company was authorized in a cupboard assembly late on Thursday.
It might want to “shield nationwide pursuits and the resilience of providers and important capabilities of the State from cyber threats,” the federal government mentioned in a press release.
Talking in Brussels on Might 25, following a European Union summit, Draghi mentioned pressing motion was wanted towards digital threats.
“We have to strengthen ourselves, we have to strengthen ourselves so much, particularly when it comes to cybersecurity, all of us, at nationwide degree and at EU degree… as a result of the extent of [Russian] interference each with spies and with manipulation of the online has grow to be actually alarming,” he mentioned.
Earlier this yr, an Italian navy captain was caught red-handed by police whereas promoting confidential navy paperwork, leaked from his pc, to a Russian embassy official.
The Italian authorities tasked the brand new company with growing methods to forestall, monitor, detect and mitigate cyber assaults, and stepping up nationwide defences.
The company, which in accordance with media stories will make use of round 300 individuals, shall be managed by Draghi and his safety providers advisor, ex-police chief Franco Gabrielli.
Draghi, a former European Central Financial institution chief, has been fairly energetic on intelligence issues since he was appointed in February to guide a nationwide unity authorities.
Final month, he named Elisabetta Belloni, a profession diplomat, to guide Italy’s secret providers. She is the primary lady to occupy the publish.
The premier nonetheless must appoint the pinnacle of the brand new cybersecurity company.
The Corriere della Sera named Roberto Baldoni, a pc engineering professor who already works on cybersecurity with intelligence providers, and Nunzia Ciardi, head of the web police, as the highest candidates.