Network and Information Security Directive

The Network and Information Systems Directive 2016/1148 was published in the Official Journal of the EU in July 2016 and was signed into Irish law on the 18th of September 2018 by way of Statutory Instrument No. 360 of 2018. It represents a significant change in how countries in the EU approach cyber security, and involves a shift in approach towards a more formal type of regulatory relationship in certain key industries.

The responsibilities that the Directive places on the State and on businesses are wide ranging, but, among other things:

For more detailed information on Operators of Essential Services and Digital Services Providers, please follow the links below.

Operators of Essential Services (OES)

Further information on the directive in regards to Operators of Essential Services can be found here.

Digital Service Providers (DSP)

Further information on the directive in regards to Digital Service Providers can be found here.

NIS Compliance Guidelines for Operators of Essential Services

For the Irish translation of this document, click this link.