Network and Information Systems, Second Iteration
What you need to know
The second iteration of the European Union's Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive), that came into force in 2023.
The primary objective of the NIS2 regulation is to ensure a high level of cybersecurity across critical sectors, including energy, transport, water, banking, and healthcare
Under the NIS2 regulation, EU member states must identify operators of essential services and digital service providers and designate competent authorities responsible for overseeing their compliance with the regulation.
The NIS2 regulation also establishes a Cooperation Group and a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) Network to facilitate information sharing and cooperation between EU member states.
The NIS2 regulation expands the scope of the previous NIS Directive to include new sectors, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and search engines?
The NIS2 regulation introduces a new requirement for digital service providers to implement measures to prevent and detect unauthorized access to their systems, as well as to respond to incidents in a timely and effective manner?
The NIS2 regulation also requires member states to cooperate with each other and to exchange information on cybersecurity incidents, including incidents that may have cross-border implications?
The NIS2 regulation imposes fines and other sanctions for non-compliance with its provisions, including fines of up to 2% of an operator's or provider's global turnover in the previous financial year?
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FAQs on NIS2 Compliance
What is NIS2?
NIS2, or the "Network and Information Systems Directive 2," is a proposed update to the existing NIS directive within the European Union. The objective of NIS2 is to strengthen the cybersecurity and resilience of essential services and digital service providers operating within the EU, thereby enhancing the overall cybersecurity landscape in the region.
Who does NIS2 apply to?
NIS2 has a broad scope and applies to two main categories of entities: operators of essential services (OES) and digital service providers (DSPs). OES includes sectors critical to society, such as energy, transport, banking, financial market infrastructures, healthcare, drinking water supply, and digital infrastructure. DSPs encompass online marketplaces, cloud computing services, and search engines.
Why comply with NIS2?
Complying with NIS2 is of utmost importance for organizations falling under its scope. By implementing robust cybersecurity measures and risk management strategies, organizations can significantly reduce the likelihood and impact of cybersecurity incidents, ensuring the continuous and secure provision of essential services and digital services.
How to be NIS2 compliant?
To be NIS2 compliant, organizations must take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. This involves implementing appropriate security measures, conducting risk assessments, establishing incident response plans, and ensuring secure and resilient network and information systems. Cooperation and information sharing among relevant authorities and across sectors are also essential for effective cybersecurity risk management.
What is the difference between GDPR and NIS2 compliance?
The main difference between NIS2 and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) lies in their focus and scope. While both regulations contribute to a comprehensive approach to digital security, NIS2 is specifically targeted at enhancing the security and resilience of essential services and digital service providers, with a primary focus on critical infrastructure and digital services. On the other hand, GDPR is a broader regulation that covers all personal data processing activities in the EU, emphasizing data privacy and protection rights for individuals.
What are the consequences of a NIS2 data breach?
The consequences of a NIS2 data breach can be significant for organizations. Depending on the severity of the breach and the degree of compliance, penalties may include substantial fines, public warnings, and remediation orders. Additionally, data breaches can lead to disruptions in essential services, financial losses, damage to reputation, and legal liabilities. Organizations are encouraged to establish robust cybersecurity frameworks, continuously assess their security posture, and respond effectively to cybersecurity incidents to mitigate the risks associated with NIS2 data breaches.