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Hikvision’s Quick Guide to the EU’s NIS2 Directive

by Geny Caloisi

Amidst the ever-evolving digital landscape, cybersecurity has emerged as a paramount concern for governments, organisations, and individuals alike. Technology today is ubiquitous and data breaches are rampant, safeguarding sensitive information is not just a matter of compliance but a necessity. Protecting against cyber threats has become a top priority for all stakeholders as the consequences of a breach can be costly and far-reaching.

Recognising the critical need to fortify cyber defences, the European Union (EU) has taken a significant step forward with the introduction of the Network and Information Security Directive 2 (NIS2). This comprehensive directive, replacing the 2016 NIS1 legislation, marks a pivotal moment in the EU’s efforts to bolster cybersecurity across its Member States.

Leading the charge in the global security industry, Hikvision has recently released a quick guide to help stakeholders navigate the intricacies of the NIS2 Directive.

The NIS2 Directive represents a significant leap forward in the EU’s cybersecurity framework, with a multifaceted approach aimed at strengthening defences against cyber threats. At its core, the directive seeks to enhance enforcement requirements, foster cooperation among cybersecurity authorities, and address critical aspects such as supply chain security.

One of the key objectives of the NIS2 Directive is to establish a more robust regulatory framework for cybersecurity within the EU. By imposing stricter enforcement measures, including enhanced reporting obligations and penalties for non-compliance, the directive aims to incentivize organisations to prioritise cybersecurity and invest in robust defence mechanisms.

Furthermore, the NIS2 Directive places a strong emphasis on fostering collaboration among EU Member States and cybersecurity authorities. This collaborative approach is essential for effectively combating cyber threats, as it enables timely information sharing, coordinated incident response, and the development of best practices to mitigate emerging risks.

Supply chain security also occupies a central position within the NIS2 Directive. Recognising the interconnected nature of global supply chains, the directive introduces measures to ensure the resilience and integrity of critical digital infrastructure and services. By mandating rigorous security assessments and risk management practices throughout the supply chain, the directive aims to mitigate the risk of supply chain attacks and safeguard essential services.

Hikvision’s quick guide to the NIS2 Directive serves as a valuable resource for organisations seeking to navigate the complexities of this new regulatory landscape. Through insights garnered from years of experience in the security industry, Hikvision offers practical guidance on achieving compliance with the directive’s provisions, optimising cybersecurity practices, and mitigating emerging threats.

The introduction of the NIS2 Directive marks a significant milestone in the EU’s ongoing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity across Member States. By enhancing enforcement requirements, fostering cooperation among cybersecurity authorities, and addressing supply chain security, the directive lays the groundwork for a more resilient and secure digital ecosystem. As a trusted partner in the global security industry, Hikvision remains committed to supporting organisations in their journey towards compliance and cybersecurity excellence in the era of NIS2.

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