The world as we know is constantly changing. The number of connected devices, i.e. devices with an internet connection, is growing faster than ever. By the year 2025, the number of connected devices is predicted to reach 40 billion units, with the number of IoT devices rapidly increasing (Statista 2020). In a world where everything and everyone is connected to the internet, there is a need for comprehensive digital regulations.
Despite the importance of cybersecurity in modern days, many companies don’t implement the newest cybersecurity practices or neglect the most efficient methods to ensure robust cybersecurity across the company.
The NIS 1 directive is one of the legislative measures introduced by the EU in 2016, which was met with positive anticipation. This directive aimed to enhance cyber resilience across the EU, especially within critical sectors such as healthcare, energy, and transportation etc. The directive proposed a common framework that would harmonize the level of cybersecurity among the member states.