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NIS2: 2.Designate a responsible person or team

We wrote here that the second step in implementing NIS2 requirements is to designate a responsible person or team. Appointing an individual or a team responsible for overseeing the implementation of the NIS2 directive within your company is critical to ensure its success. NIS2 implementation and compliance is a project, and as any project must have a dedicated team that is actively working on its implementation. Due to the fact that the the NIS2 requirements are demanding a continuous activity, there must be a continuity of the project after its implementation. This means that there has to be a team appointed to this project that is responsible for continuously monitoring and adapting the activities required for NIS2 compliance. To effectively manage these challenges, companies should establish a new dedicated team or name an existing team to be responsible for cybersecurity and compliance. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the need for such a team and identify existing teams within a company that could take on these vital responsibilities. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, becoming more sophisticated and persistent. From data breaches and ransomware attacks to regulatory changes, companies are exposed to a multitude of risks that can…

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How-To: NIS2 EU Directive

The NIS2 Directive is a European Union legislative text on cybersecurity that supersedes the first NIS (Network and Information Security) Directive, adopted in July 2016. NIS vs. NIS2 While the first NIS (Network and Information Security) Directive increased the Member States’ cybersecurity capabilities, its implementation proved difficult, resulting in fragmentation at different levels across the internal market. To respond to the growing threats posed with digitalisation and the surge in cyber-attacks, the Commission has submitted a proposal to replace the NIS Directive and thereby strengthen the security requirements, address the security of supply chains, streamline reporting obligations, and introduce more stringent supervisory measures and stricter enforcement requirements, including harmonised sanctions across the EU. NIS2 strengthens security requirements in the EU by expanding the NIS scope to more sectors and entities, taking into account the security of supply chains, streamlining reporting obligations, introducing monitoring measures, introducing more stringent enforcement requirements, adding the concept of “management bodies” accountability within companies, and harmonizing and tightening sanctions in all Member States. To achieve the above mentioned goals, NIS2 requires member states to take a number of measures that forces them to work together: Establish or improve information sharing between member states and a common incident…

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