The Regulation (EU) 2021/887 entered into force on 28th June 2021
On the 28th of June, the Regulation (EU) 2021/887 entered into force. The new European law establishes the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC) and the Network of National Coordination Centres (NCCs).
The establishment of ECCC should encourage better cooperation between relevant stakeholders, including between cybersecurity civilian and defence sectors. This cooperation will help stakeholders to make the best use of existing cybersecurity resources and expertise across Europe. The initiative should help the EU and Member States take a proactive, longer-term strategic perspective to cybersecurity industrial policy going beyond research and development. This approach should help to come up with breakthrough solutions to the cybersecurity challenges which the private and public sectors are facing and support the effective deployment of these solutions.
Located in Bucharest, ECCC will implement relevant parts of the Digital Europe and Horizon Europe programmes by allocating grants and carrying out procurements.
The Regulation foresees three main actors:
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