Network and Information Security Directive

Network and Information Security Directive 2 (NIS2) - White Paper

The European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive (NIS) is a legislative act that aims to achieve a high common level of cybersecurity for organizations across the European Union. Originally adopted in 2016, NIS relied heavily on the discretion of individual member states and lacked accountability. 

NIS2 requires operators of critical infrastructure and essential services in the EU to implement appropriate security measures and report any incident to the relevant authorities. The Directive addresses the security of supply chains, streamlines reporting obligations, and introduces more stringent supervisory measures and stricter enforcement requirements, including harmonized sanctions across the EU. 

A critical cybersecurity strategy for any organization is protecting sensitive data, access, identities, applications, and systems essential for its operations. This paper outlines how Thales can help meet the demands of NIS2.