The reason why the EU has adopted stricter network security measures is to make better use of e-commerce. This is what follows from EU Directive 2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union. The Directive often referred to as NIS (Network and Information Systems), is the first ever pan-European legislation on cyber security. It will start to apply on 10 May 2018, by which date all relevant companies are required to comply with its requirements.
Who does NIS apply to?
The NIS Directive applies to operators of essential services and digital service providers. If your company offers cloud computing, online search engine or online marketplace services, or operates in the transport, banking, health care, public administration, digital infrastructure, energy, financial market infrastructure, or is a drinking water supplier, NIS is a highly topical issue for you.
What do you have to comply with?
Time to act is now
There is less than 12 months before the NIS Directive is applied. That is why it is time to start addressing the security of network and information systems right now. According to statistics, only 44% of companies use penetration tests in their practice. And yet, in the last year there has been a 23% increase in the number of businesses that perceive cyber threats as serious or critical.
Help from Soitron
NIS is a complex issue and there are only a few experts on the subject. So, do not hesitate to use the experience of our IT consultancy team. If you need to have an initial analysis conducted, or if you need just a non-binding consultation on a network security issue in your business, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form. We will:
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