Sophia Antipolis, 16 February 2018

ETSI, CEN, CENELEC and ENISA have just closed their joint workshop on the Cybersecurity Act that took place in Brussels on 13 February.


The event was intended to link cybersecurity standardization and certification and give an overview of the current legislative and standardization landscape.

The morning panelists debated the key challenges that need to be addressed to implement the European Cybersecurity Act efficiently and increase trust in ICT products and services placed on the European market. The afternoon sessions addressed the market perspectives of the EU certification framework and the prospects for European and global standards within the European Cybersecurity Act. Many speakers shared a consensus point of view as to standards being the foundation of certification schemes. They also reminded the audience that this link needed to be explicit in the Regulation. The second key message conveyed the need to clarify the governance and processes for requesting, assessing and selecting certification schemes and the underlying standards.

"We are experiencing more and more attacks in our connected systems... Soon it will be our grids, and soon our toys. We all need to come together, show unity to tackle cybersecurity threats" said Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General.

More than 200 policy makers, industry representatives, standardization organizations, consumer associations and certification bodies came to share their views on this key topic and contribute to the right implementation of the Cybersecurity Act in Europe.