The European Cybersecurity Certification Group has been established by the Cybersecurity Act to advise and assist the Commission in its work to ensure the consistent implementation and application of the Act.
The Competence Centre makes up part of the European proposal for a Cybersecurity Competence Network and Centre, which aims to help the Union retain and develop the capacities necessary to secure its Digital Single Market. The establishment of this Competence Centre will facilitate and coordinate the work of the Network and foster the Cybersecurity Competence Community.
Building on the ambitious cybersecurity initiatives announced in 2017, the European Commission proposes as a next step the creation of a Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres and a new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre to invest in stronger and pioneering cybersecurity capacity in the EU.
The NIS Directive represents the cornerstone of the EU's efforts to step up its overall cybersecurity. The Directive foresees the attainment of a common high level of network and information security and thus upscaling capacities, cooperation and risk management practices across the EU Member States.
The NIS Cooperation Group has been established by the 2016 Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive) to ensure strategic cooperation and the exchange of information among EU Member States in cybersecurity.
The EU Cybersecurity Act establishes an EU certification framework for ICT digital products, services and processes. The European cybersecurity certification framework enables the creation of tailored and risk-based EU certification schemes.
Securing network and information systems in the European Union is essential to keeping the online economy running and to ensure prosperity. The European Union works on a number of fronts to promote cyber resilience.