Jun 6, 2023 1:27:44 PM

NIS2 EU Directive: Key Assets and Services Protected with MDR

  • Compliance

In the digital age, businesses must prioritize cybersecurity to protect sensitive information and maintain the trust of customers and partners. The NIS2 EU Directive is an essential legislation to safeguard digital services and assets in the European Union. Delve deeper into the key assets and services protected under NIS2 and how Managed Detection and Response (MDR) can help ensure compliance. 

Understanding the Key Assets and Services under NIS2 

Key assets and services

The NIS2 EU Directive focuses on securing vital services and digital assets. Let's explore the primary areas it covers: 

  1. Essential and Important Entities: Essential services such as energy, transportation, banking, and healthcare require robust protection. NIS2 now includes important entities like digital service providers and manufacturers of specific digital products. 
  2. Energy: Power plants, electricity grids, and gas supply systems are all essential services that must be protected.
  3. Transport: NIS2 covers all modes of transport, including air, rail, and maritime systems.
  4. Banking and Financial Markets: Banks, payment services, and stock exchanges are all crucial to the economy and require stringent security measures.
  5. Healthcare: Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers store sensitive patient information, making security a top priority.
  6. Digital Infrastructure: NIS2 also focuses on the protection of digital infrastructure such as: 
  7. Data Storage Services: Services that store, process, or transmit data must be secured to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches.
  8. Cloud Computing: Cloud service providers need to safeguard their platforms to protect the data and applications of their customers.
  9. Online Marketplaces: E-commerce platforms must secure their systems to maintain customer trust and comply with regulations.
  10. Internet of Things (IoT) Devices: IoT devices, such as smart security systems and automated manufacturing units, must be protected under the NIS2 Directive to ensure the safety of interconnected systems. 

Leveraging MDR for NIS2 Compliance 


Managed Detection and Response (MDR) can be a game-changer for businesses working to comply with the NIS2 Directive. Here's how MDR supports your efforts: 

24/7 Monitoring: MDR provides constant vigilance, ensuring cyber threats are detected and addressed promptly. This is crucial for essential entities that cannot afford downtime. 

Skilled Incident Response: MDR offers expert assistance to help you respond to and remediate cyber threats, reducing the risk of damage to your systems and ensuring compliance with NIS2. 

Broad Coverage: MDR protects all digital assets, from servers to IoT devices, helping you comply with NIS2's extensive protection requirements. 

Compliance Reporting: MDR generates comprehensive reports on cybersecurity measures, demonstrating your adherence to NIS2 requirements. 

Taking Action with MDR 

Consider using a Managed Detection and Response service to safeguard your business and comply with the NIS2 EU Directive. Choose a reliable MDR provider like ForeNova to help you secure your digital assets and services. 

Remember that MDR is not just about adhering to regulations—it's about maintaining the security of your business. Take the first step towards robust cybersecurity today. 

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