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March 27, 2024

Getting Ready for NIS2: Your Cybersecurity Guide

Digital evolution has enriched our lives and opened new horizons, but it has also revealed a dark side. The rise in cybercrime, frequent data breaches, and a significant increase in cyber-attacks show that our increasing reliance on digital technologies poses risks.

To meet these challenges, the European Union is introducing the NIS2 Directive. It is designed to significantly strengthen cybersecurity within critical sectors such as transportation, healthcare, and ICT services. The question at hand is: Has your company already taken the necessary steps to comply with these new standards?

Here are some fundamental steps your company can take right now to ensure compliance:

Essential Security Measures Under NIS2


  • Establish A Risk Management Strategy šŸ”: Establishing a thorough risk management strategy is crucial. Start by mapping all digital processes within your organization and identify potential risks that could affect those processes. Conduct regular risk assessments to identify new and emerging threats. This not only helps with NIS2 compliance but also creates a culture of continuous improvement and cyber security awareness.
  • Implement Strong Authentication Methods šŸ›”: Securing access to systems and data with more than just a password is essential. Techniques such as two-factor authentication (2FA) and Security Keys FIDO2 provide an additional layer of security. These methods ensure that even if a password is compromised, unauthorized access to your systems is blocked. Implementing strong authentication methods is a simple step with a significant impact on the security of your digital assets.
  • Access Control For Data šŸ”‘: Carefully managing who has access to sensitive business and customer data is fundamental. Implement an access control policy based on the principle of least privilege. This means giving users access only to the information and resources absolutely necessary for their work. Regular audits of access rights ensure that access paths remain current and minimize the risk of data breaches.
  • Encrypt Your Data šŸ”’: Encryption provides a strong layer of security by making your data unreadable to unauthorized persons. By encrypting documents, folders, and databases, you protect sensitive information from interception and unauthorized access. Using end-to-end encryption for data at rest and in transit significantly increases the security of your data.
  • Develop A Backup Policy šŸ’¾: Having a robust backup policy is vital to ensuring business continuity in the event of a cyber attack or technical failure. Ensure that your backup procedures are tested regularly and that backups are stored in a secure, segregated location. This ensures that you can recover quickly after an incident, with minimal disruption to your operations.
  • Keep Your Systems Up-to-date šŸ”„: Regularly updating software and systems is one of the most effective ways to protect your network from known vulnerabilities. Automate updates whenever possible to ensure that all systems and applications always have the latest security patches. This helps close security holes before they can be exploited by cybercriminals.

Need Help? ALTA-ICT is ready for you āœØ

At ALTA-ICT, we understand the complexity and urgency of NIS2 compliance. Our team of experts is ready to support your business in every step of this process. From risk assessments to implementing advanced security measures, we ensure that your organization not only meets regulatory requirements, but also becomes stronger and more secure in the digital landscape.

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