JUL 05, 2016 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Applauds European Parliament's Adoption of First Ever EU Cybersecurity Legislation
BRUSSELS — July 6, 2016 — The European Parliament adopted today the first ever EU legislation on cybersecurity, the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, marking the final step in the legislative process. The move brings the EU one step closer to completing the Digital Single Market by providing a common framework to bolster the continent’s cyber resilience.
“We welcome the adoption of the Directive and congratulate the co-legislators for producing a balanced and robust text to foster trust and security in the digital world. We are convinced that the Directive will help digital service providers provide better security to their customers and we commend the EU co-legislators for their efforts on this vital piece of legislation” said Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy – EMEA.
Cybersecurity is important to BSA and its Members. In its recent EU Cybersecurity Dashboard, BSA has laid bare the legal patchwork and the considerable discrepancies that exist between EU Member States. The NIS Directive thus becomes a stepping stone towards a more uniform level of protection against cyber threats across the EU.
“We now look forward to a smooth implementation process, and we trust that EU decision-makers will quickly focus their efforts on securing the networks that manage today’s essential services and operations, such as the critical infrastructure that provides our power, water, and transportation grids. Protecting against the economic and societal risks of a cyber-attack on such networks should be their top priority,” commented Boué.
The NIS Directive, proposed by the Commission in 2013, aims at ensuring a high common level of cybersecurity in the EU, by improving Member States' national cybersecurity capabilities and fostering cooperation between Member States, and between public and private sectors. The NIS Directive requires companies in critical sectors – such as energy, transport, banking and health – as well as key digital service providers to adopt risk management practices and report major incidents to the national authorities.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.