DEC 04, 2018 | EUROPEAN UNION
Software Industry Highlights the Need for Clearer and More Future-Proof European Legislation on Cybersecurity
BRUSSELS – 5 DECEMBER 2018 – Following yesterday’s EU Telecommunication’s Council discussion on reforming Europe’s cybersecurity rules, BSA | The Software Alliance re-emphasized that an ever-changing cyber threat landscape requires a flexible, clear and diversified set of rules.
Commenting on the draft EU Cybersecurity Act Regulation, which seeks to create a future ICT security certification framework, Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy – EMEA, made the following statement:
“Cyber threats are fast evolving and unpredictable. Oversubscribing to technical requirements, risks making the future legislation obsolete before it is even fully enacted. The software industry calls for a framework that allows manufacturers of low-risk and low-complex products and services to declare conformity through self-assessment"
Regarding the draft EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre Regulation, Boué noted:
“Many questions remain on the future Competence Centre. While BSA supports the objective of making the EU's cyber products and services more competitive , the future framework risks creating significant overlaps with existing EU activities, such as those pursued by ENISA. Creating additional bodies and organisations does not automatically mean more cybersecurity. The EU should enhance existing cyber capabilities and ensure that entities, regardless of their origin, are able to build further Europe’s cyber resilience.”
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。