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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…

How to convince your boss that adding security features from the beginning is worth doing it!

Everything of value has a cost. The same applies to security! I recently flew to Berlin for business purposes with a known airline. As I was the first one checking in, I was asked if I want the seat near the emergency exit. This is, usually, the place where you have more space for your legs. So, I said without thinking too much: Yeeess, please :). The plane was a very small one with propellers and the emergency exit was actually the first seat (1 A). Just in front of the cockpit and face to face with the flight attendant. Now, if you wonder what this has to do with the title of the post, here comes the cost for it: The flight attendant requested me to take the brochure with the special instructions and read it all.  In front of her. It wasn’t much, just two pages, so no big deal. But, then because she was staying in front of me, watching me directly, she kept making observations and requests during takeoff and landing: I am not allowed to put the newspaper on the seat near me because it could fall on the floor and if there is an emergency, someone could slip on…

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