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What Security and Risk Management Leaders Should Know About the European NIS Directive

Published: 22 March 2019

ID: G00376786

Analyst(s): Wam Voster


Completely overshadowed by the go-live of GDPR in the same month, the launch of the European NIS Directive can have a significant impact on organizations in several industries. Security and risk management leaders should be aware of and prepare for the impact of this directive.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • What If NIS Directive Requirements Are Not Met?


  • Determine Whether Your Organization Has Been Designated as an OES or a DSP in Scope
  • Notify the Competent Authority or CSIRT of Incidents Having a Significant Impact on Continuity of Essential Services
    • OESs
    • DSPs
  • Implement Appropriate Technical and Organizational Measures to Manage Risks to Network and Information System Security
    • OESs
    • DSPs

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