13 May 2022

NIS2 essential step towards more cyber resilient Europe, need for pragmatic implementation

Last night, Parliament and Council negotiators successfully reached a deal on the revision of the EU framework for the security of network and information systems (NIS2). DIGITALEUROPE welcomes this reform, which sets the basis for Europe’s cybersecurity efforts in the years ahead.

DIGITALEUROPE Director General Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl said:

“The Ukraine war has made it painfully clear that cybersecurity is vital for Europe’s future. Raising our levels of cyber resilience is urgent and must be done in pragmatic ways to enable much-needed capacity building. The adoption of NIS2 marks a significant step towards these goals.

Current estimates put Europe’s cyber workforce shortage at almost 200,000. NIS2 will require more critical entities from more sectors and sizes to implement a more complex set of obligations – implementation will have to be practical to achieve real results rather than act as a burden on our stretched cyber resources.

At a time when security cannot be taken for granted, businesses, citizens and policy makers need to join forces to address moving threats like cybersecurity. Credit is due to the French Presidency and European Parliament rapporteur Bart Groothuis for their common vision on a secure Europe and for reaching a balanced agreement without delays.”

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