The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union approved the 6th of July the directive (EU) 2016/1148, which sets new measures to ensure a high common level of security into networks and information systems within the European Union. Each State member has a deadline of 22 months to transfer the Directive into their legislation
During this process, each country must identify its key companies and cover, at least, the transport, supply and distribution of potable water, energy, banking, financial, healthcare and digital infrastructure sectors
It is necessary to highlight that a Cooperation Group has been created with the objective of giving support and to facilitate the information exchange and strategic cooperation between the members.
A net of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) will contribute to the development of trust and Information security within the European Union trough operational cooperation.
Source: Official Journal of the European Union