The NIS Directive: implications for your company - with the Centre for Cyber Security and UZ Leuven

Location:Hof Ten As, Melsbroek



The 'NIS Directive' is currently being transposed into Belgian law. The directive provides legal measures to boost the overall level of cybersecurity in the EU. All sectors that are vital for our economy and that also rely heavily on ICT - such as energy, transport, water, banking, and financial market, healthcare and digital infrastructures - will need to take appropriate security measures. This will impact many of our members, who will need to comply with the new law.


First, we'll hear from CCB about the directive itself and how it helps prevent security incidents, then we'll learn how UZ Leuven estimates the impact on an organisation that provides 'essential services'.


We encourage you to also pass this invitation on to your colleagues from security, audit, compliance or risk management, who might be impacted or involved in this topic.


Hof Ten As, Perksesteenweg 37, 1820 Melsbroek


14:30 Welcome coffee


15:00 Introduction


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


15:15 Implementation of the 'NIS directive' in Belgium


Network and information systems and services play a vital role in society, so their reliability and security are essential. But the increasing magnitude, frequency and impact of security incidents and attacks represent a major threat to the functioning of these systems. The Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB), under the authority of the Prime Minister, is monitoring the transposition of the so-called NIS Directive in Belgium. What are the obligations for Member States to ensure that operators of essential services (OSE) and digital service providers (DSP) adopt measures to manage these risks?


Valéry Vander Geeten, Legal Officer and Project Manager for the NIS Directive implementation, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (English)


15:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:00 Does more regulation lead to better and safer patient care? Impact of the NIS on UZ Leuven


Via nexuzhealth, UZ Leuven is the SaaS provider for 26 hospitals in Flanders, so it knows better than anyone the challenges of managing an infrastructure that is critical to care institutions and the healthcare sector in general. In this presentation, Reinoud Reynders will zoom in on the impact of the new NIS Directive on UZ Leuven.  What will it (potentially) add, and how will UZ Leuven deal with the new rules?


Reinoud Reynders, IT Director Infrastructure & Operations, UZ Leuven (English)


16:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:45 Wrap up & Closing drink


17:30 End