The European Commission announced new security measures to increase the cybersecurity of wireless devices and products
What is cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity refers to the process of protecting your technological devices, systems, networks, and so on from unauthorized access or attacks.
Nowadays, 85% of enterprises’ data are stored in the cloud. That is indeed very beneficial as they save a lot of space. On the contrary, they must adopt many security measures to avoid being digitally attacked.
During the last two years, cyberattacks have increased by 24%. The European Commission is aware of the risk it represents for the population. Consequently, its members drafted the new security measures that all member countries must adopt within the EU territory.
The EU Commission
The Commission adopted The delegated act to the Radio Equipment Directive to cover all devices capable of communicating through the internet; there are more than one billion across Europe.
The new measures aim to improve network resilience, legally bind customers’ privacy, and avert the possibility of financial fraud.
During the following months, the Commission will present a complimentary bylaw; The Cyber Resilience Act. With those implementations, the Commission aims to delete all legal loopholes.
If the Council and Parliament do not raise any concerns, the delegated act will enter into force in two months. Manufacturers will have 30 months to organize their legal structure and comply with the new legal standards as soon as it enters into force.