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New cybersecurity standards for RED Directive

The European Commission has published the Draft Standardisation request to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) regarding new cybersecurity standards. 

In the request, the EU Commission asked the CEN, Cenelec and ETSI to draft the harmonised standards in support of the essential requirements set out in Annex I of Directive 2014/53/EU (RED), for radio equipment.  

The requirements are mentioned in the RED Article 3(3) d), e) and f) aim at ensuring that the radio equipment protect the user from elements of cyber security risks. 

In general, harmonised standards are European standards developed by a recognised European Standards Organisation: CEN, CENELEC, or ETSI.  Manufacturers, other economic operators, or conformity assessment bodies can use harmonised standards to demonstrate that products, services, or processes comply with relevant EU legislation.  The fact that a product meets the EU harmonized standards gives a presumption of its conformity with the essential safety requirements of the EU product legislation.

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