EU Agrees New Cybersecurity Legislation for Critical Services Organizations

The European Union (EU) has reached political agreement on new legislation that will impose common cybersecurity standards on critical industry organizations. The new directive will replace the EU’s existing rules on the security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), which requires updating because “of the increasing degree of digitalization and interconnectedness of our society and the rising number of cyber malicious activities at the global level.” The NIS 2 Directive will cover medium and large organizations operating in critical sectors.

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