Bitkom position on the proposal for a renewed Directive on security of network and information systems
As a matter of fact cyber threats have increased manifold since the adoption of the first NIS Directive. That's why Bitkom sees the imperative need for a more harmonised and future-proofed European cybersecurity framework. The proposal already strikes a reasonable balance between targeted regulatory interventions and strengthening the EU's cyber-resilience holistically. Several crucial points require further consideration. Besides the need to orchestrate the multitude of legislative projects to reduce the inherent risk of double regulation and the associated bureaucratic burden, this concerns in particular the importance of distinguishing between the maintenance of supply chains per se and the criticality of the IT to ensure the supply of a good or a service. For more details, please take a look at our paper.