In the European Union, the time has come for harmonization in cybersecurity, in particular with common certifications for the Member States. The NIS v2 directive is approaching, as well as experiments for the first half of 2021.

In the first part of our dossier, we came back to the creation of the Network and Information Security (NIS) directive and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity. Now is the time to put the past behind us to focus on the future of cybersecurity in Europe.

With the Cyber ​​Security Act, harmonize practices in the Union

The Cyber ​​Security Act gives the institution another fundamental mission: the ” European security certification framework ”. The aim is to harmonize the practices of the Member States in order to “ allow mutual recognition within the EU ”. A service certified in one state is thus automatically certified in another.

There is a definite advantage for cybersecurity players: “ Developing access to a European market therefore encourages them to embark on this process. And by domino effect, this serves our objective: to raise the overall level of security 2022 ”, explains Amélie Perron, chief deputy of the European and international political affairs office of ANSSI. She adds that for the French Agency, one of the main challenges was to avoid a race to the bottom.


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