The Government outlines its positions on the Cyber Solidarity Regulation
On 6 July 2023, the Government submitted a Union communication to Parliament on the Commission's proposal for a Cyber Solidarity Regulation and amendments to the Cyber Security Regulation. The aim of the Cyber Solidarity Regulation is to improve the joint detection of cyber incidents by the EU and situational awareness of cyber incidents and the EU’s ability to respond to cyber incidents.
The Cyber Solidarity Regulation would strengthen the EU's capacity to detect, prepare for and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents. The proposal for the Regulation proposes the introduction of infrastructure for a pan-European Security Operations Centre (SOC). In addition, the proposal for the Regulation proposes the establishment of a mechanism for cyber incidents and a cybersecurity pool to support Member States in managing cybersecurity incidents
At the same time, the Cyber Security Regulation would be amended so that information security service providers would be added to its scope of application.
The Government is mainly in favour of the proposals. The Cyber Solidarity Regulation has the potential to improve cybersecurity and disaster recovery at the Union level. The development of information exchange is also a worthwhile goal, but the existing arrangements for information exchange should be taken into account when developing new mechanisms.
On 06 July 2023, the Government submitted a Union communication on the matter to Parliament. The communication will be discussed in the Grand Committee, to which the special committees concerned will give their opinions.
In the EU, discussion on the proposal will begin during the Spanish Presidency.
If the proposal is implemented, Finland should appoint a national SOC operator run by an authority, who may participate in a cross-border SOC consortium. In the future, Finland could request support from the European Cyber Emergency Mechanism for the management of significant and large-scale cyber incidents or for advance preparedness testing, partly or entirely with Union funding.
Emma Hokkanen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 430 6366, [email protected]