Get Ready for NIS2 Directive Compliance

What is the NIS2 Directive?

The NIS2 Directive stands as a cornerstone of the European Union’s commitment to establishing a robust and uniform level of cybersecurity among its Member States. This directive brings forth a set of new cybersecurity requirements that will have a big impact on organizations falling within its scope.

While the translation of these requirements into national legislation is still in progress, there remains some uncertainty regarding the specifics of compliance. However, for organizations affected by the NIS2 Directive, the time to act is now. Initiating preparations and taking the first steps is not only prudent but also essential to navigate this evolving landscape effectively.

The directive entered into force in January 2023 and obliges Member States to translate the directive into national law by October 2024.

Who does NIS2 apply to?

  • Large organizations:> 250 employees, > €50 million annual turnover.
  • Medium-sized organizations:Between 50 and 250 employees, annual turnover between €10 and €50 million.
  • Sectors:
  • Essential sectors: energy, transport, banking, financial market infrastructures, healthcare, drinking water, waste water, digital infrastructure, ICT service management, public administration and space.
  • Important sectors: postal and courier services, waste management, chemical production and distribution, food production, processing and distribution, manufacturing, digital providers and research.

Cybersecurity Enforcement: Stricter Oversight and Stiffer Penalties

In the ambit of cybersecurity enforcement, we are witnessing significant changes, emphasizing the need for proactive measures and heightened vigilance. These changes encompass:

Enhanced Oversight with Necessary Measures: Regulatory authorities are tightening their supervision, ensuring that organizations comply with cybersecurity regulations effectively. This includes monitoring the implementation of essential security measures.

Heightened Sanctions: Penalties for non-compliance are becoming more severe, with stricter measures and higher fines in place. Organizations found lacking in cybersecurity safeguards may face significant financial consequences.

For essential sectors, fines can reach up to €10 million or 2% of the annual turnover, while important sectors may face fines of up to €7 million or 1.4% of the annual turnover.

Why Act Now:

  • Timely Protection of Customer Data and Organizational Assets:Ensuring the security of customer data and your organization's critical assets is primordial. Delaying action increases the risk of data breaches and other costly security incidents.
  • Preventing Costly Security Incidents: Proactive cybersecurity measures help prevent expensive security incidents that can disrupt operations, lead to data breaches, and damage an organization's reputation.
  • Boosting Your Cyber Resilience:trengthening your organization's cyber resilience is an ongoing journey. Embracing these changes presents an opportunity to enhance your cybersecurity posture and prepare effectively for emerging threats.

How we ensure that your organization complies with the NIS2 Directive?

We can help you by using our expertise to draw up a concrete action plan with effective measures. Our approach will include:

  • Carrying out an assessment to gain an overview of the most important areas of interest within your organization.
  • Based on the assessment, draw up a roadmap with associated action points.
  • Implementing security measures, such as incident response protocols, risk management and training programs.

Let's start the conversation about how we can help you