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Online meeting of the European Committee on Cybersecurity Standards


From today, 24 March to 26 March, the online meeting will be held of the European standardisation technical committee CEN/CLC JTC 13, responsible for the development of standards on cybersecurity and data protection. The meeting, initially to be staged in Madrid, will now be held online to avoid travel for the attendees, due to the situation caused by the Coronavirus (#YoMeQuedoenCasa).

These standards will enable progress in the digital age in terms of quality and trust. The online event is expected to attract 60 European experts accredited by standardization organizations from over 30 European countries, including Spain, which will be represented by the The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE,. The meetings will discuss the development of new key European standards on cybersecurity and data protection, based on best practices and consensus.

CTN 320:

Cybersecurity is a key priority in UNE’s Strategic Plan. Thus, UNE fosters the influence and participation of the Spanish sector in the development of standards supporting the creation of the EU Cybersecurity Framework, as well as actions aimed at helping to achieve the objectives of the Spanish National Cybersecurity Strategy.

To this effect, UNE has established the national standardization technical committee CTN 320 on cybersecurity and personal data protection, a mirror committee of the European CEN/CLC JTC 13 in Spain. The CTN 320 is comprised of over 150 members from 70 cybersecurity organizations.

Spain is actively involved in this European committee. The CEN/CLC JTC 13 Working Group 3 on Security evaluation and assessment will be chaired by the Spaniard, Miguel Bañón. Likewise, the LINCE methodology elaborated by the Spanish National Cryptology Centre (CCN) will contribute to the development of the future standard on information security assessment for ICT products by providing support to the establishment of the EU Cybersecurity Framework.