Why should I be aware of the NIS Directive?

The Network & Information Systems Directive for Security (NIS Directive) is an EU directive regarding our critical infrastructures in Europe, including:

  • Electricity

  • Water: including treatment and waste

  • Oil & Gas

  • Health

  • Transportation

  • Digital Infrastructure: including cloud storage, online market places and search engines

It not only impacts providers and operators of these services and infrastructures, but the whole of European society. It came into law in all EU countries in May 2018, and sets out particular requirements regarding:

  • Managing security risk

  • Protecting against cyber attacks

  • Detecting cyber security events

  • Minimising the impact of cyber incidents

This includes policy requirements for the Information Technology (IT) systems of critical infrastructure providers and operators of essential services (OES), and also the Operations Technology (OT) systems including industrial control systems such as SCADA and IIoT.

Profile by Awen Collective assists with your NIS Directive compliance needs.