EESC Proposes New Actions to Improve Cybersecurity in Europe

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted an opinion, agreeing with the European Commission to make the mandate of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENSIA) permanent, and has set forward a list of proposed actions.

The actions proposed include: providing more strategic investments, creating an EU cybersecurity competence network, establishing an EU cybersecurity certification framework, establishing a labelling system for both hardware and software at a European level, improving cyber skills among individuals and businesses, and increasing security regarding the Internet of Things.

The EESC argues that making ENISA’s mandate permanent would help solidify their role and enable them to better support the Member States in implementing the ‘Security of Network and Information Systems Directive’. Furthermore, the mandate allows ENISA to counter threats more actively by becoming a centre of expertise on cybersecurity certification.

Read the full article on the EECS’s website.