Higher cyber resilience only succeeds with secure products
In September 2022, the European Commission published a proposal for new regulation on cyber resilience. The Cyber Resilience Act defines a set of measurements for the security of software programs and applications as a kind of precautionary measure against the growing number of cybersecurity attacks. While it is still up for debate which software applications the Act will cover, providing more secure hardware and software products seems to be a priority.
With the proposal, which also establishes its own cybersecurity strategy, the European Union aims to counter the increasing cyber-attacks with the Covid-19 pandemic. For this, both companies and individual actors have a big job to do, as this regulation will be applicable to all products that are directly or indirectly connected to another device or a network to achieve higher cyber resilience.
It is observed that cyber attacks mostly occur when applications do not perform security-related updates or when users cannot access or understand information about applications with adequate cyber security measures. Therefore the proposal aims to: