FEB 18, 2019 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Calls on the EU to Include Global Software Expertise in Proposed EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre
BRUSSELS — February 19, 2019 — Following today’s vote at the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament on the establishment of a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, BSA | The Software Alliance released the following statement.
“The outcome of the ITRE vote raises questions on the future effectiveness of the proposed EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre. The Centre’s success should hinge on the participation of entities with the best expertise, regardless of their size or origin. All Member States, European and non-European stakeholders should work together to pursue security innovation,” said Thomas Boué, BSA Director General, Policy – EMEA. “The cybersecurity talent pool is global, and some of the best security research and products have been produced as the result of collaboration across borders and nationalities. Cybersecurity is a global issue; it cannot be achieved solely at local level.”
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.