NIS establishes European standards to protect against cyber attacks

NIS network and information security has issued a directive in the EU, establishing European standards intended to inhibit cyber attacks and improve the exchange of information, the company said.

The NIS directive was passed in July and came into effect in August with a two-year transition period. According to DEKRA experts, it constitutes a complement to the more general ISO 27001 information security management guidelines and the IEC 62443 technical standard for the integration of industrial systems with communications networks.

The organization said the goal of the directive is to prioritize uninterrupted interaction among individual components, systems and processes.