EU digital chief Andrus Ansip announced new measures to improve EU cyber security, including new offices to certify cybersecurity of technology products.
The EU digital chief Andrus Ansip announced his plan to set up a new office to certify the level of cyber security implemented in technology products.
The European Commission vice-president is thinking of a network of cybersecurity offices, so-called centers of excellence, spread across the states of the Union that will be focused on certifying the cyber security measures implemented by products.
“European products and cybersecurity products are not able, only some of them are able, to compete in the world market. We have to pay much more attention to this,” Ansip explained.
In September, Ansip will present new measures on cybersecurity certification, including a system to grade products based on their security features.
“The European Commission is getting ready to propose new legislation to protect machines from cybersecurity breaches, signaling the executive’s growing interest in encouraging traditional European manufacturers to build more devices that are connected to the internet.” reported website www.euractiv.com.
Ansip also added that in September there will be an updated EU cyber security strategy in order to improve the ability of European organizations to respond to attacks.
Ansip described the EU as a scenario where most countries don’t have resources to repel cyber attacks, for this reason, it is necessary to improve cooperation and the information sharing.
“Just in five EU member states we have 24/7 capabilities when we are talking about national CERTs,” Ansip said.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.