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Directive on security & network information systems

If your business or organisation is involved in the provision of water, energy, digital infrastructure/digital service providers, healthcare and transport then you may already be aware of the Government’s plans to introduce new laws concerning the security of network information systems. 

The UK’s infrastructure for these services is more reliant than ever before on technology. This reliance is likely to increase year on year as technology develops. Accordingly, technological failures and disruption to infrastructure network systems are likely to pose an ever increasing risk. Protecting the technology and systems surrounding our society’s infrastructure will be important in ensuring public safety and a prosperous economy. 

 

NIS directive

The NIS directive and the new UK laws that will follow to implement it will aim to make sure that UK operators in energy, water, healthcare, digital infrastructure and transport are adequately prepared to deal with the ever increasing threat of cyber-attacks and other threats with the ability to adversely affect IT and network systems such as power failures, hardware failures and environmental hazards.

With the potential for huge financial penalties – similar to those that will be in place under the GDPR – organisations that operate in these sectors will be keen to prepare for these changes. 

If you are seeking advice on matters relating to the NIS, call us now on 01616 966 229.

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