13:30 Welcome coffee
Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)
14:15 NIS requirements for ‘operators of essential services’ and ‘digital service providers’ in Belgium
The Belgian NIS Act and corresponding Royal Decree impose various obligations on operators designated as providing ‘essential services’ (OES - operator of essential services). These include implementing a security policy for their network and information systems, and engaging in incident notification, information exchange and audits. Large and medium-size digital service providers (DSP) must also follow security and incident notification requirements (harmonised at the European level). We’ll find out more about the obligations in this presentation.
Valéry Vander Geeten, Legal Officer, DPO and Project Manager NIS, Centre for Cyber Security Belgium (English)
14:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 The interaction between the NIS Act, the Critical Infrastructures Act and the GDPR
We will learn about the interaction between the NIS Act and the Critical Infrastructures Act on the one hand, and between the NIS Act and the GDPR on the other. In terms of critical infrastructures, the presentation will highlight the differences in scope and obligations. As regards data protection, the presentation will touch upon the interaction between the different legal instruments. How will the NIS Act impact the processing of personal data, and which steps need to be taken to implement the NIS in the overall GDPR governance?
Johan Vandendriessche, Partner, Affluo and Professor, UGent (English)
15:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience
16:00 Security-as-a-Selling point? The impact of the NIS on IT providers
The NIS framework may encourage clients to increase their IT security budgets. But it will also have implications for IT suppliers, notably in terms of changing certification and audits from a ‘nice to have’ to an obligation (at least in the regulated sectors). IT suppliers should be aware of how they can reassure their clients and support them in reaching the next level of security and compliance.
Benjamin Docquir, Partner & Head of the IP, IT & Data Protection practice, Osborne Clarke (English)
16:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience
16:45 Wrap up & Closing drink