New EU rules on the cybersecurity of the sectors most vital for the functioning of the economy and society entered into force, through the Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (NIS 2 Directive).
The rules will ensure a safer and stronger Europe by expanding significantly the sectors and type of entities falling under its scope and by strengthening security requirements for companies.
Recent threats have intensified the need to quickly and jointly boost the EU’s cybersecurity for the protection of citizens and businesses. It is also crucial that critical sectors and infrastructure remain secure and resilient. By addressing these challenges, the NIS 2 Directive replaces the rules on the security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), which were the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity paving the way for a more innovative regulatory approach to cybersecurity in many Member States.
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