An EU Framework for Cybersecurity Certification: an enhancement opportunity for European competitiveness and security

An EU Framework for Cybersecurity Certification: an enhancement opportunity for European competitiveness and security

On the 25th of September 2018, in the context of the European cybersecurity month, Orange and PubAffairs Bruxelles organised a debate on the opportunities brought up by the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a regulation on European cybersecurity certification schemes for ICT products and services, a tool contained in the so-called “Cybersecurity Act”. After an introductory speech by Mrs. Sara Bussière (Senior European Advisor, Orange) on the stakes of cybersecurity and Orange’s contribution to ensure a safe cyberspace, Mr. Magnus Franklin (Director, Teneo cabinet DN and former Chief Correspondent at MLex) moderated a panel discussion between Mr. Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho (Head of the Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission), Mr. Jocelyn Delatre (Smart Mobility Manager, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association – ACEA) and Mr. Sylvain Bouyon (Head of Fintech Programme, Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS).

This was a unique opportunity to highlight the importance of cybersecurity as a key issue of global dimension (e.g. for critical infrastructures security, the development of connected cars and devices, etc.) and of growing importance in the context of the digitalisation of the European Digital Single Market. In this respect and with a few minor adjustments including, notably regarding industry’s role, the “Cybersecurity Act” proposed by the EC has the potential to set a first decisive milestone.

Event organised by Orange and PubAffairs Bruxelles on 25th of September 2018

Event organised by Orange and PubAffairs Bruxelles on 25th of September 2018.