EU chief announces cybersecurity law for connected devices

Luca Bertuzzi reports:

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday (15 September) a Cyber Resilience Act aimed at setting common cybersecurity standards for connected devices.


The Commission initiative adds to an existing proposal for a Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems, commonly known as the NIS2 Directive. NIS2 expands the scope of the previous directive, by raising the cyber security requirements for digital services employed in critical sectors of the economy and society.

Bart Groothuis, the lawmaker leading on the NIS2 file in the European Parliament, emphasises the complementarity of the two EU laws. While NIS2 addresses the security of critical supply chains, he says connected devices are a blind spot in the EU cybersecurity arsenal.

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