Brussels, 24 June 2020: The first meeting of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group (link) is being held today, organised by the European Commission along with the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA). COCIR is pleased to have been selected as a member of this Group, which is a recognition of the sectoral expertise within the association and its vital importance for the healthcare sector. The Certification Group has a formal advisory role, as defined in the Cybersecurity Act.
This newly established Group, together with the European Cybersecurity Certification Group - which is composed of Member States’ representatives - will advise the Commission on strategic issues concerning the European cybersecurity certification framework. The Group will also assist the Commission in preparing the Union's rolling work programme, setting the priorities for defining schemes within the EU cybersecurity certification framework. The mandate of the group is for three years.
“COCIR is proud to be a member of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group”, says Nicole Denjoy, COCIR Secretary General, “We are looking forward to share the learnings and specific insights from the healthcare sector. There is a clear and pressing need for a consistent, comprehensive approach to cybersecurity.“
Connectivity, confidentiality, integrity and availability of data are essential for the healthcare sector. As increasing numbers of devices, systems and technologies become connected and multidisciplinary teams embrace remote collaboration, cybersecurity considerations are vital in providing safe and reliable care at all times.
COCIR members have long implemented “security by design” principles in the products and services they offer. Any product or service needs to have the necessary security features to be able to meet the complex regulatory demands of a fragmented European market.
Security is not only part of the product design; it is also a shared responsibility. All parties involved must clearly understand that ensuring security requires relevant and appropriate organisation. This can then in turn be supported by product technology.
To proactively drive discussion on this topic, COCIR - in cooperation with UEHP, the European Union of Private Hospitals - has organised a webinar on cybersecurity in healthcare on 30 June. You can register for the webinar here.
COCIR Seminar Cybersecurity of Medical Devices: What You Need to Know (March 2020)
COCIR Publication Advancing Cybersecurity of Health and Digital Technologies (March 2019)
COCIR Seminar Medical Software 2.0 (March 2019)
DITTA White Paper on Cybersecurity (February 2019)
COCIR is the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries. Founded in 1959, COCIR is a non-profit association headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a China Desk based in Beijing since 2007. COCIR is unique as it brings together the healthcare, IT and telecommunications industries.
For more information, contact:
COCIR Secretary General
Tel: +32 (0)2 706 8961
COCIR Communications Senior Advisor
Tel: +32 (0) 473 43 07 52