SOA becomes central state body for cybersecurity

On February 15, 2024, the Cyber Security Act entered into force.

The Cyber Security Act transposes Directive (EU) 2022/2555 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2022 on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union, amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 and Directive (EU) 2018/1972 and repealing Directive (EU) 2016/1148 (NIS2 Directive) into national legislation.

The aim of this Act is to ensure the effective implementation of procedures and measures to achieve a high level of cybersecurity prescribed by it, and for this purpose, the Act establishes a new cybersecurity management system in the Republic of Croatia, which involves the reorganization of existing responsibilities in the field of cybersecurity.

The Cyber Security Act establishes the functionality of a central state body for cybersecurity, whose tasks will be carried out by the Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA), and for these purposes, the existing Cyber Security Center of the SOA will be transformed into the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC-HR).