The EU’s Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

A few days ago the European Parlament has adopted the “Network and Information Security (NIS)” Directive (PE-CONS 26/16 Lex 1683). Together with the recently approved “General Data Protection Regulation”, it could provide the EU marketplace with strong incentives to dramatically enlarge and improve the approach to IT and/or Cyber Security.

For both regulations the timeframe is probably long, at least 2 years, most probably 4, so we should understand the effects of these new regulations likely by 2020. Still the entire ecosystem of IT and/or Cyber Security can only benefit from this interest “from the top”.