In 2013 the European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive concerning measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union. The Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council was approved on the 6th of July 2016, and is currently undergoing the transposition phase to the internal legal systems of the EU countries.
The objectives of the European Commission in the cybersecurity domain are the following:
• Increase the cybersecurity capacities of the EU and the cooperation in this domain;
• Strengthen the EU role in cybersecurity;
• Develop the cybersecurity policies in the EU countries in an unified way.