Today and yesterday, the headquarters of the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE), dependent on the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, through the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, has hosted the meeting of the European technical standardisation committee CEN/CLC JTC 13 on Cybersecurity and Data Protection. This initiative, promoted by the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, brought together 40 European cybersecurity experts, in person and online, accredited by standardisation bodies from more than 30 countries. The meeting addressed issues such as the standardisation strategy in the field of cybersecurity and data protection in Europe, as well as the development of new key standards in this field based on best practices and consensus.
CEN/CLC JTC 13 is the joint horizontal technical committee of the European standardisation bodies CEN and CENELEC and deals with the development of standards in cybersecurity and data protection. Its main objective is to adopt ISO/IEC international standards in the field of information security, cybersecurity and data protection, and to develop European standards in support of EU legislation. These two streams of activities aim to create a strategic portfolio of standards in Europe, tailored to European needs. CEN/CLC JTC 13 works closely with ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) in the context of the European Cybersecurity Certification Schemes, and with the European Commission in the framework of a request for cybersecurity-related standardisation under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).
The UNE Committee on Cybersecurity and Data Protection has more than 200 members belonging to 90 entities from a wide range of stakeholders. It aims to develop national UNE technical standards that provide an effective response to the challenges related to cybersecurity, in areas such as information security management systems, security assessment of IT products, cloud security, the Internet of Things (IoT), electronic evidence and connected vehicles. It also promotes the participation of experts from Spanish industry in international and European standardisation forums, where standards are developed in support of the new European regulatory framework, facilitating the deployment of public policies and the consideration of cybersecurity aspects in connected vehicles.