The European Commission (EC) is pleased to announce the proposals for Supporting the NIS Directive Implementation And National Cybersecurity Strategies.
The action will focus on the support of at least one of the following priorities:
- User-centred implementation, validation, piloting and deployment of technologies, tools and IT-based solutions, processes and methods for monitoring, preventing, detecting and handling cybersecurity incidents (including in the context of cross-border cybersecurity threats and cross sector context) in EU Member States.
- Collaboration, communication, awareness-raising activities, knowledge exchange and training, including through the use of cybersecurity ranges, of public and private organisations working on the implementation of the NIS Directive.
- Twinning schemes involving originator and adopter organisations from at least 2 different Member States to facilitate the deployment and uptake of technologies, tools, processes and methods for effective cross-border collaboration preventing, detecting and countering Cybersecurity incidents.
- Robustness and resilience building measures in the cybersecurity area that strengthen suppliers’ ability to work systematically with cybersecurity relevant information or supplying actionable data to CSIRTs.
The action focuses on Member States and European capacity building and the enhancement of cross-border cooperation on cybersecurity at technical, operational and strategic levels. It is a continuation of work currently supported under the CEF Telecom programme. Proposals should contribute to achieving these objectives:
- Development of trust and confidence between Member States.
- Effective operational cooperation of organisations entrusted with EU or Member State’s national level Cybersecurity, in particular cooperation of CSIRTs (including in relation to the CSIRT Network) or cooperation of Operators of Essential Services including public authorities.
- Better security and notification processes and means for Operators of Essential Services and for digital service providers in the EU.
- Improved security of network and information systems in the EU.
- More alignment and harmonisation of Member States’ implementations of the NIS Directive.
Amount: EUR 20.000.000
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.
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