Euralarm member SäkerhetsBranschen (Security Industry) is a Swedish industry organization for security companies with over 500 members. The members combined employ 33,000 people and have an annual turnover of 5,7 billion euro. We talked with Joakim Söderström, managing director of SäkerhetsBranschen and chair of the Euralarm Security Section.
Euralarm member BSIA (British Security Industry Association) have released a new code of practice for installers responsible for safety and security systems. The document summarises current guidelines to minimise the exposure to digital sabotage of network connected equipment, software and systems used in electronic security systems.
On 16 July the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided to invalidate the EU-US personal data protection agreement (Privacy Shield), meaning that it is no longer available as a mechanism for legitimizing transfers of personal data from the EU/EEA to the US.
While Euralarm supports the need for increased cybersecurity, the fire and security industry will preferably support a horizontal cybersecurity regulation. Nevertheless, if embedded in the RED, Euralarm wants to ensure that the technical aspects addressing cybersecurity are relevant for wireless fire safety and security equipment and can work for manufacturers and service providers.
CoESS and Euralarm have published a joint brochure on cybersecurity. The first copy of the brochure Cybersecurity - Threat or Opportunity? It's up to you! was launched during the General Assembly of CoESS.