EU To Adopt New Cybersecurity Regulations

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By Michela Menting | 2Q 2022 | IN-6498


A Common Baseline for All EU Organizations


On 22 March 2022, the European Union (EU) Commission published a proposal for new regulations that will establish common cybersecurity and information security measures across EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies. The aim is to harmonize cybersecurity practices across EU public administration and consolidate disparate processes. To this end, the regulations extend the remit of EU-CERT (renamed the Cybersecurity Center), as well as create a new Interinstitutional Cybersecurity Board to monitor and supervise implementation. The proposal is a result of concerns that arose during the pandemic, notably increased digitization, and the evolving threat landscape post-pandemic (especially remote IT servicing). But the proposal comes also at a time when security in general is back as a top priority within EU member states’ national agendas following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A politically destabilized Europe is facing its biggest existential threat since the second World War and tightening the bloc’s security (including cyber) will be a concern for at le…

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