Proposed changes provide indication of the yet-to-be-published contents of the NIS Directive’s implementing regulation.
The UK government moved closer to implementing the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive) with the release of its consultation response.
The NIS Directive is the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity that aims to enhance network and information system security across vital business sectors within the EU. The UK government launched a public consultation in autumn 2017 to obtain feedback on its proposed approach to implementation. Although the consultation response indicated broad support for the proposals, the UK government has proposed changes to address certain areas of concern. The consultation response, which was released on 28 January 2018, focuses on the following topics.