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How member states have identified the essential services "" on cybersecurity

29 october 2019

The commission has published a report assessing how the eu member states have identified public and private organizations must implement measures in cybersecurity and report on significant cyber incidents.

These organizations, sometimes called a 'operators of essential services', are active in crucial areas of the economy and society, such as health, transport, energy, the financial infrastructure, water supply and more, and should be particularly resistant to cyber attacks.

The report (Opens in new window) assesses whether the methodologies to identify key service operators are consistent in all member states and provides recommendations on how best to ensure optimal design that all entities criticism in different sectors and the eu a similar high-level ciberresiliencia. Is the first step in the commission Directive on the safety of networks and information systems (Opens in new window) (Directive NIS) which seeks to raise the level of safety in key sectors of society.

In addition, the eu agreed Law of Cybersecurity (Opens in new window) , which reinforces the mandate of the agency of the Security of the european union and establishes a regulatory framework of the eu for the certification of cybersecurity.

The commission also proposed a regulation on a network and a european centre of competence on cybersecurity (Opens in new window) that will invest in a capacity and technological solutions are stronger and pioneers in cybersecurity in the eu and will lead to better coordination between investments in cybersecurity at eu level and in the member states.

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