National Accreditation Bodies and Conformity Assessment Bodies are receiving support for the first time.
The beneficiaries will obtain the tools and skills necessary to comply with the requirements set by the NIS Directive and the Cybersecurity Act and will also engage in activities to cooperate effectively at EU level.
The related grant agreements will be signed by Q3 2021 and the new projects are expected to start before the end of the year.
Some interesting facts about this call:
- One project will set up an Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (ISAC) in the energy sector
- Port authorities, a university and entities from sectors such as health, energy, financial, water supply, air and road transport are receiving funding as Operators of Essential Services (OES)
|Proposals selected by objective||Number of proposals|
|Support for Operators of Essential Services (OES), National Competent Authorities and Information Sharing and Analysis||12|
|Support to joint preparedness, shared situational awareness and coordinated response to cybersecurity incidents||4|
|Support to cooperation and capacity building for cybersecurity certification||6|
Cybersecurity under CEF Telecom
In total the EU has invested €47.4 million in strengthening cybersecurity through CEF.
Soon further calls for proposals for cybersecurity will open under the Digital Europe programme.
The European Union works on various fronts to promote cyber resilience, safeguarding our communication and data and keeping online society and economy secure.
New EU cybersecurity rules ensure safer hardware and software.
The European Cybersecurity Network and Cybersecurity Competence Centre help the EU retain and develop cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities.
The Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group was established to provide advice on strategic issues regarding cybersecurity certification.
The Cybersecurity Act strengthens the EU Agency for cybersecurity (ENISA) and establishes a cybersecurity certification framework for products and services.
The EU cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products enables the creation of tailored and risk-based EU certification schemes.
The NIS2 Directive is the EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. It provides legal measures to boost the overall level of cybersecurity in the EU.