Italy’s government announced Wednesday that it has approved new measures to increase online security and protect critical infrastructure from increasing cyber assaults, according to an article from Reuters.

Attacks on computer security have risen significantly in recent years, the government says, citing data from the information technology organization Assinform, which indicates that 40 percent of attacks take at least four days to resolve, Reuters reports.

In 90 percent of cases, the article says, attacks were successful because cyber security systems had not been set up properly.

Mario Monti’s cabinet says the decree signed Wednesday established a structure for national cyber security, including a permanent support unit and a separate arm to manage emergency situations, the article reports.