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How Cybersecurity Standards Support the Evolving EU Legislative Landscape

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) joined forces with the European Standards Organisations (ESOs), CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, to organise their 7th annual conference. The hybrid conference focused on "European Standardisation in support of the EU cybersecurity legislation".

Published on February 08, 2023

Given the latest developments in cybersecurity policy, the hybrid conference focused once more on European Standardisation in support of EU cybersecurity legislation. Building on the effective contributions of past editions, the high-level event attracted over 1600 attendees from the European Union and from the international sphere.

The conference was organised around four panels, which discussed ongoing standardisation work and future requirements. The event opened by the European Standards Organisations, Ms. Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC, Mr. Wolfgang Niedziella, President of CENELEC, Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General and Mr. Andreas Mitrakas, head of unit "Market Certification and Standardisation" at ENISA, as well as Ms. Christiane Kirketerp de Viron, head of unit Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Policy at the European Commission.

The first panel addressed the future of EU standardisation with the “regional versus international” angle. The second panel dealt with the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) as a game changer and how standards can support it. The Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Internal Market (or eIDAS) V2 and digital identities were the topics of the third panel, while the final panel gave an overview of the landscape of the EU cybersecurity legislation. Participants came from a diverse community of associations representing small and medium enterprises and vertical sectors, industry, and included several speakers from the European Commission.


The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, is dedicated to achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across Europe. ENISA contributes to EU cyber policy, enhances the trustworthiness of ICT products, services and processes with cybersecurity certification schemes, cooperates with Member States and EU bodies, and helps Europe prepare for the cyber challenges of tomorrow. The Cybersecurity Act gives mandate to the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity to monitor developments in the area of standardisation. The work of the Agency builds on the on-going standardisation work of the European Standardisation Organisations: CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, as well as the Cybersecurity Coordination Group (CSCG).

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About ETSI

ETSI provides members with an open and inclusive environment to support the development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT systems and services across all sectors of industry and society.  We are a non-profit body, with more than 950 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 64 countries and five continents. The members comprise a diversified pool of large and small private companies, research entities, academia, government, and public organizations. ETSI is officially recognized by the EU as a European Standards Organization (ESO). For more information, please visit us at

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CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) are recognized by the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as European Standardization Organizations responsible for developing standards at European level. These standards set out specifications and procedures in relation to a wide range of materials, processes, products and services. The members of CEN and CENELEC are the National Standardization Bodies and National Electrotechnical Committees of 34 European countries. European Standards (ENs) and other standardization deliverables adopted by CEN and CENELEC, are accepted and recognized in all of these countries. CEN-CENELEC website:

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