New EU Cyber Solidarity Act
On 18 April 2023, the Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/881 as regards managed security services and presented a Cybersecurity Skills Academy.
With the EU Cyber Solidarity Act, the Commission aims to strengthen the capacity to detect, prepare for, and respond to significant and large-scale cybersecurity threats and attacks in the EU by creating a European Cybersecurity Shield and a comprehensive Cyber Emergency Mechanism. The European Cybersecurity Shield, a pan-European infrastructure consisting of national and cross-border Security Operations Centres (SOCs) across the EU, will detect and respond to cyber threats using artificial intelligence (AI) data analysis. The Cyber Emergency Mechanism will increase preparedness and improve incident response capabilities in the EU. Both could be operational by 2024.
With the EU Cybersecurity Skills Academy, the Commission aims to close the cybersecurity talent gap by bringing together private and public initiatives and providing training and certification for interested citizens in a single online location.
The proposed regulation will now be examined by the European Parliament and the Council.