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Engaging in the Cybersecurity conversation

APPLiA has been selected as one of the members of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG) to advise and assist the Commission in its work to ensure the consistent implementation and application of the Cybersecurity Act.

The EU Cybersecurity Act aims at setting a common framework for the EU Digital Single Market. APPLiA, representing the home appliance sector, has been selected as one of the members of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (SCCG), designated to advise and assist the Commission in its work to ensure the consistent implementation and application of the Cybersecurity Act. “The home appliance industry is closely engaging in this discussion as ours is a sector that keeps up with the times” commented Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA’s Director General “and we firmly endorse an EU fit for the Digital Age.”

APPLiA, together with other 49 organisations representing a broad range of stakeholders from trade associations, companies, academic institutions, consumer organisations, conformity assessment bodies and standard developing organisations, met up on the week of the EU Cybersecurity Act first anniversary to launch the gathering of the Group.

“Any product must be cybersecure”, he added. “To ensure that, several roads should be available: self declaration of compliance , through the use of relevant standards; a risk assessment or a third party conformity assessment”. The role of the Group, created by the European Commission and ENISA, will be to comment on the Union Rolling Programme for European Cybersecurity Certification.

Moving out of many National based certification systems, toward a European Cybersecurity Certification is the way to go to enable a Single Market for cyber secure products, aligned with the risk each product faces. Only by simplifying and harmonising, Europe will be Fit for the Digital Age.