DHS and EU Collaborate on Standards for Cyber Incident Reporting

The transatlantic initiative is intended to streamline cybersecurity measures for critical Infrastructure and businesses.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications, Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) have joined forces in an initiative that seeks to comparing cyber incident reporting elements. The collaboration is intended to inform the cyber incident reporting requirements of both the U.S. and European Union (EU) under the NIS 2 Directive.

This transatlantic effort, echoing the commitment outlined in the 2024 Joint Statement between Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, seeks to align cyber incident reporting rules where feasible.

“Cyber incidents do not recognize borders and multinational companies are often required to report incidents across numerous jurisdictions. We are committed to harmonizing incident reporting rules domestically and with like-minded partners like the European Union whenever feasible,” said Robert Silvers, DHS Under Secretary for Policy and Chair of the Cyber Incident Reporting Council.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the DHS secretary and EU commissioner to receive God’s direction as they seek to ensure adequate reporting and responses to cyber security incidents.
  • For wisdom for Under Secretary Silvers as he chairs the Cyber Incident Reporting Council.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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