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Proposed EU Cyber Resilience Act

source: European Commission


The proposed Cyber Resilience Act (a first ever EU-wide legislation of its kind) introduces common cybersecurity rules for manufacturers and developers of products with digital elements, covering both hardware and software.


It's purpose is to ensure that wired and wireless products that are connected to the internet and software placed in the EU market are more secure and that manufacturers remain responsible for cybersecurity throughout a product's life cycle. It will also allow the customers of these products to be properly informed about the cybersecurity of the products they buy and use.


Plans for the new Cyber Resilience Act were first announced last year by commission president Ursula von der Leyen.

The details announced more recently (15th September 2022) would put more responsibility on manufacturers by obliging them to provide security support and software updates to address identified vulnerabilities. The commission said that the act would also give consumers more information about the cyber-security of the products they bought and used.


“Computers, phones, household appliances, virtual assistance devices, cars, toys … each and every one of these hundreds of million connected products is a potential entry point for a cyber-attack. By introducing cyber-security by design, the Cyber Resilience Act will help protect Europe's economy and our collective security,”

Thierry Breton- EU Commissioner for the Internal Market 


Downloads:  EU Cyber Resilliance Act  , and Annexes

EU cyber resilience act  EU cyber resilience act ANNEXES


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