How to implement NIS2 and supply chain security in manufacturing?

More and more companies ask about security, vulnerable protocols and sensitive data exchange when buying from you. They need to be able to trust their vendors, machine builders and other tech providers to protect themselves and their customers. 

For whom? 

You are a CEO, decision maker, IT responsible, technical purchase manager at a manufacturing company or a service provider. The group will consist of 15 participants.  

What is it about? 

  • This training is focused on cybersecurity in manufacturing. It consists of 2 theory sessions and one on-premises practice session. The content is a case-specific, actionable implementable roadmap on NIS2 and supply chain security. 
  • Per company you also get a private individual coaching slot so we can tackle your specific challenges 
  • This Masterclass is part of a series. You can find “How to implement cybersecurity on a connected shopfloor?” here. Both training courses can be taken separately or together

What is NIS2 (Network and Information Security Directive)?

- This EU regulation aims to raise the cybersecurity bar for various sectors, including manufacturers and their providers – digital services and machine builders.
- The directive emphasizes accountability (with a strong focus on incident reporting), security over supply chain, collaboration and  significant fines for non-compliance.
- Implementation deadline: October, 2024. 


What is Supply Chain Security?

- Part of supply chain management. It focuses on the risk management of external suppliers, vendors, logistics and transportation. 
- It helps identify, analyze and mitigate the risks inherent in working with other organizations as part of a supply chain. 
- Includes physical security and cybersecurity
- It's critical in light of recent attacks over supply chain (Solarwinds, Log4j) and NIS2 obligations. 



Why do YOU need to follow this masterclass? 

  • Outsourcing cybersecurity cannot and should not replace your own knowledge of your systems and procedures, this is extra important in case of an attack when you need to activate your recovery plan asap. You need to be able to reply swiftly to customer inquiries with authority. “I have to ask our external partner”, does not create trust. 
  • The need for additional training due to new regulations (NIS2, GDPR, CRA, etc.) is growing. NIS2 requires mandatory cybersecurity training for all, highlighting the importance of knowledge and collaboration in preventing cyberattacks. Adopting resilient cybersecurity practices and culture is essential for prevention. 
  • Robust and well documented cybersecurity practices not only enhance your appeal to corporate clients, as you will stand out in a purchasing process, but also mitigate risks associated with cyber-attacks.  
  • Lack of an incident recovery plan can lead to significant downtime, significant financial loss and loss of trust from customers.  


The programme 





  • - NIS2 compliance 
    - Supply chain security  


(10:00 - 14:00)


Practice session 

  • - Experiment with practical tools for security awareness 
    - Discuss, exchange, analyze risks 


(10:00 - 14:00)

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  • - Data security for manufacturing 
    - Incident response and cybersecurity awareness 


(10:00 - 14:00)


Individual coaching slot per company 

  • - Cybersecurity maturity scan 
    - Recommendations 
    - Risk analysis 
    - Action plan 

To be scheduled separately with experts 




The participation fee for this masterclass (group session + individual session) is only 483€ (excl. VAT) per person for companies located in Flanders, thanks to the support of VLAIO provided under the #Industry partnership. For others the fee is 1.609€ (excl. VAT) 

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General terms 

You will receive an invoice after the event. You can consult our general terms and conditions on our website. 

If you are unable to participate in the event, you can still nominate a colleague to take your place. To do this, please just send an e-mail to giving your colleague's name. 

Cancellations must be reported by e-mail to Cancellation is free if reported more than 3 working days before the event. For cancellations after this date, or in case of non-participation without prior cancellation, the full registration fee will be charged. 


18 April - 16 May 2024


€483,- companies located in Flanders | €1.609,- other

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18 April - 16 May 2024


€483,- companies located in Flanders | €1.609,- other

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