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What Is The NIS2 Directive?

The NIS2 Directive is the latest EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. It provides legal measures to boost the overall level of cybersecurity in the European Union.

The EU cybersecurity rules introduced in 2016 were updated by the NIS2 Directive that came into force in 2023. It modernised the existing legal framework to keep up with increased digitisation and an evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.

By expanding the scope of the cybersecurity rules to new sectors and entities, it further improves the resilience and incident response capacities of public and private entities, competent authorities and the EU as a whole. However, compared to NIS1, NIS2 enforces more stringent measures and sanctions throughout Europe and to all global organisations operating within Europe.

NIS2 Law Takes Effect in 2024

EU Member States and organisations operating within Europe have until the 18 of October 2024 to transpose the Directive into national law. This means that each organisation encompassed by the Directive will be legally obligated to live up to its requirements by the end of 2024.

More Affected Sectors

NIS2 expands the number of covered sectors from 7 to a total of 18 to protect more vital areas of society.

Stricter Requirements

Compared to NIS1, NIS2 dramatically increases the requirements for enforcing cybersecurity.

Harsher Repercussions

In addition to heavy fines, NIS2 non-compliance can also lead to legal ramifications for senior management.

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Webinar - "NIS2 Compliance: AIM for success"

Watch our most recent webinar where NIS2 specialists discussed what NIS2 is, how to implement NIS2-compliant tools and how to avoid heavy fines and penalties.

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Blog Series: Assess, Implement and Manage NIS2

Blog Assess: Assessing the NIS2 exposure of US firms in Ireland

NIS2 compliance is mandatory for all organisations operating in the EU. In our first blog in a three-part series, we discuss what the NIS2 Directive is, the latest European Union's compliance policy and how the US along with other global multinationals can assess and prepare to meet the legal regulation deadline by October 2024.

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Blog Implement: Closing the gap on NIS2 compliance

In order to close the gap between where you are and where you need to be for NIS2 compliance, you need to know where to start. In our second blog, we dive into how NIS2 tailored workshops are the starting point as they focus on the specific areas around cybersecurity that the new EU directive is centred around.

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Blog Manage: Staying aligned with NIS2 requirements

In the final blog of our three-part series, we explore the imperative of aligning with NIS2 regulations. Dónal Munnelly, BT's Cybersecurity Proposition Manager, highlights the directive's aim to bolster industry resilience against cyber threats and emphasises the need for long-term planning amidst evolving risks.

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How to Achieve NIS2 Compliance 

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