Creation date: May 7, 2018
9 May is the deadline for the Member States to transpose into national laws the Directive on Security of Netowrk and Information Systems (NIS Directive), the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity.
The implementation of this Directive will ensure better cybersecurity capabilities at national level, increased EU-level cooperation and improved risk management by digital service providers.
This will allow EU citizens and businesses to benefit from the digital economy knowing that they enjoy a high level of safety and security online.
To help Member States rapidly transpose the NIS Directive and build their capabilities, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom programme is providing €38 million in funding until 2020 to support national CSIRTs as well as other NIS Directive stakeholders, such as the operators of essential services and digital service providers.