Have your say on UK-wide consultation on cyber security plans

Date published: 14 August 2017

The UK government is seeking views on plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive ("NIS Directive").

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The NIS Directive will help make sure UK operators in electricity, transport, water, energy, transport, health and digital infrastructure are prepared to deal with the increasing numbers of cyber threats. It will also cover other threats affecting IT, such as power failures, hardware failures and environmental hazards.

This consultation seeks views from industry, regulators and other interested parties on the Government’s plans to transpose the Directive into UK legislation. It sets out the Government’s proposed transposition approach and asks a series of questions on a range of detailed policy issues relating to transposition.

The consultation covers:

  • the essential essential services the directive needs to cover
  • the penalties
  • the competent authorities to regulate and audit specific sectors
  • the security measures we propose to impose
  • timelines for incident reporting
  • how this affects Digital Service Providers

Respond to the consultation at the link below.

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