Water Sector part of Consultation on EU Security of Network & Information Systems

Article Date: 8th August 2017

Safety and security of cyberspace is an essential requirement for a prosperous UK economy and it is critical that we secure our technology, data and networks in order to keep our businesses and public services protected


The European Commission, in cooperation with Member States, have agreed a Directive with the aim of increasing the security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) within the European Union (EU). 

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

You can respond to the consultation online here, or via the other ways set out in the consultation document.

Cyber Secrutity in the Water Sector - how to respond to the challenges, 27th September  

This was posted by future water association in Industry News

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