The European Commission announces the creation of the Stakeholders Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG) in partnership with the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).
According to Brussels, the SCCG will function as an advisory body, advising the European Commission on cybersecurity certification and preparing a work plan. As envisaged in the EU Cybersecurity Act, one of its objectives will be to create structures for the certification of more cohesive products, processes and services that help to reduce the fragmentation that currently exists between the processes of different Member States.
For Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, mentioned in a statement, certification will play a crucial role in the safety of technological products and in increasing confidence in them.
In addition, it will give European companies the tools they need to demonstrate that their products and services have advanced cybersecurity features, helping them to compete better in the international market.
The SCCG, which met for the first time on June 24, is composed of 50 representatives from various entities, including academic institutions, consumer organizations and standards-setting companies and companies in the cybersecurity area.