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How Business will be affected by the NIS Directive

1st May 2018 | In GDPR
The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require businesses in the EU to have regard to ‘state-of-the-art’ cyber security when adopting appropriate protection against cyber-attacks. For NIS, companies providing what the law describes as essential or digital services will be affected by these changes. All companies processing personal data of EU residents must comply with GDPR. NIS requires organisations to create and maintain an adaptive, user-centric, layered security model approach based on the principles of being able to:
  • Predict
  • Prevent
  • Detect
  • Respond

Being compliant under NIS

You are required to have ‘state of the art‘ security solutions and technology partners that allow your organisation to predict and prevent attacks, detect a potentially dangerous presence in your networks, respond quickly to that threat, and have the ability to analyse and report on the health of your networks in real time. You need to know what your company’s position is on and invest in security technologies that carefully consider identity, privacy, data protection, mobility and cyber threats in the security management platform. You should already be having the discussions on what ‘state-of-the-art’ means to your business. And will need to defend its use — or lack of use – in any post-breach investigation. With a continued rise in cybercrime, this legislation is a great opportunity for the business to work together to re-build and update their security capabilities to mitigate against cyber risks.  Hardware.com partners with companies that offer state-of-the-art security technologies. And our engineers are highly experienced in using innovative security products. For an informal discussion about how NIS will affect your security requirements please call us on 01285 771600.
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