Securing essential services in line with EU requirements

With an increasing number of cyber threats targeting critical infrastructure, the importance of protecting providers of essential services, such as transportation, health, water and energy, has never been greater.

EU Directive 2016/1148, the Directive on the Security of Networks and Information Systems (the NIS Directive or Cyber Security Directive), came into force in July '16 and was transposed into UK law as The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulations) on 10 May '18.

The NIS Directive is designed to improve security and resilience across the European Union by ensuring that operators of essential services and digital services providers have the necessary controls in place to minimise security risk.