The Royal Decree implementing the so-called NIS Directive into law was published in the Belgian Monitor on 7 April 2019 (in French and Dutch). It establishes a framework for the security of ‘networks and information systems of general interest for public security’, and it is the Belgian transposition of the EU’s Directive on security of network and information systems (published in 2016).
The NIS provides legal measures to boost the overall level of cybersecurity in the EU. All sectors that are vital for our economy and also rely heavily on ICT - such as energy, transport, water, banking, financial market infrastructures, healthcare and digital infrastructure - will need to take appropriate security measures. Key digital service providers (such as search engines, cloud computing services and online marketplaces) will also have to be in compliance.
To inform our members, the Centre for Cyber Security sent us 2 presentations on the implementation:
For specific sectors (banking, telecoms,…), there will be extra decisions by the sectoral authorities.
On 1 October (in the afternoon) we set up a Beltug event, dedicated to this topic. The invitation with the detailed agenda will land in your mailbox soon.