The EU has already taken significant steps in this direction by introducing a number of laws and regulations. However, their implementation is the real challenge ahead.
“We do have good laws in place, but we are not implementing them,” said Marina Kaljurand.
Regulations on cybersecurity have to be applied in a comprehensive and equal manner across the union. Another important point is the application of already existing legislation in times of war. According to Jean-Marc Van Gyseghem of Namur University, we need to ensure that the NIS2 Directive and other laws are resistant to new cybersecurity challenges.
Will we see changes concerning cybersecurity skills and their assessment in the radically different reality the world now faces? And, most importantly, will human capital in cybersecurity evolve into a real instrument of war?