Policy

Cybersecurity

DIGITALEUROPE is committed to help ensure cybersecurity; from critical infrastructures to consumer devices. We promote the adoption of best practices, such as encryption, and the strengthening of cooperation between governments and with industry.

Cyberthreats presents a major obstacle to Europe’s path to prosperity. Economic loss due to cybercrime is predicted to reach € 2.5 trillion by 2020, and 74% of the world’s businesses can expect to be hacked in the coming year. Unfortunately, only 32% of European businesses have a cybersecurity strategy. Such global threat requires a coordinated global response. 

At DIGITALEUROPE we support initiatives improving cyber hygiene and the resilience of the digital economy. To this end, our areas of focus include:

  • The proposed Cybersecurity Act, creating a harmonised EU market for cybersecurity certification schemes
  • Implementation of the Directive on the security of network and information systems (NIS Directive)  – take a look at the implementation tracker
Areas covered
  • Certification
  • Cyber-hygiene
  • Vulnerability stockpiling
Our resources on Cybersecurity
Policy Paper 19 Jul 2019
Joint industry letter on Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Administrative Regulation Response to MIIT published draft for comments
Press Release 10 Apr 2019
Cybersecurity Act gives Europe a new framework to increase trust in a digitising world
Press Release 26 Mar 2019
DIGITALEUROPE publishes NIS Directive implementation and national cybersecurity strategies tracker
Policy Paper 22 Mar 2019
NIS Implementation Tracker
Policy Paper 31 Jan 2019
DIGITALEUROPE position on the proposal for a European Cybersecurity Competence Network and Centre
Your contact for Cybersecurity
Alberto Di Felice
Senior Policy Manager for Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Martin Bell
Policy Officer for Privacy and Cybersecurity
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