The European Parliament’s Industry Committee has approved a draft law aimed at establishing a high level of cybersecurity across EU institutions. The legislation, known as the revised Networks and Information Security Directive (NIS2), seeks to address the increasing cybersecurity concerns facing public bodies due to the growing digitization of administrative procedures and the attractiveness of EU institutions as targets for cyber attackers.
The proposed legislation aims to establish common cybersecurity standards, governance frameworks, risk assessments, and cybersecurity improvement plans across EU institutions. It also proposes expanding the capacity and funding of the EU’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-EU). The ultimate goal of the legislation is to improve the overall level of cybersecurity across the EU.
The Industry Committee’s approval of the draft report is a significant milestone towards ensuring a high level of protection against cyber threats for EU institutions. The legislation will now move to interinstitutional negotiations. Once finalized and implemented, it will provide a high level of protection against cyber attacks for EU institutions.
The proposed legislation’s approval is essential, given the increasing importance of cybersecurity in today’s world. Cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, posing a significant risk to governments, businesses, and individuals. It is essential to have common standards and robust governance frameworks to address these threats.
The proposed legislation’s expansion of the capacity and funding of the CERT-EU is a crucial step towards combating cyber threats effectively. CERT-EU plays a vital role in identifying and responding to cyber threats across the EU. By providing additional resources to CERT-EU, the proposed legislation will enable it to better protect EU institutions against cyber attacks.
The approval of the NIS2 draft law by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee is a significant step towards establishing a high level of cybersecurity across EU institutions. The proposed legislation’s common standards, governance frameworks, risk assessments, and cybersecurity improvement plans, along with the expansion of the CERT-EU’s capacity and funding, will enable EU institutions to better protect themselves against cyber threats.