Actions and Detail Panel
Cyber Security Policy Developments in the Republic of Ireland
Tue 9 February 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
In July 2015, the Irish Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources published Ireland’s first National Cyber Security Strategy in anticipation of European Union legislation on cyber security. The proposed Network and Information Security Directive is anticipated to be published shortly following 3 years of deliberation and informal political agreement in December 2015. The Directive is intended to:
- Improve cybersecurity capabilities in Member States by means of national strategies, regulatory authorities and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)
- Improve Member States' cooperation on cybersecurity via a strategic level “Co-operation Group” and an operational level “CSIRT Network”
- Require designated “critical infrastructure operators” in the energy, transport, banking, healthcare, water and digital infrastructure sectors, and providers of key digital services like online marketplaces, search engines and cloud computing, to take appropriate security measures and report incidents to the national authorities.
The obligations in EU legislation are to be implemented in a transparent and consultative manner, by means of primary legislation.
The presentation by James Caffrey, Staff Engineer in the Internet Policy Division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will focus on the Directive, the obligations arising and the role ISACA Ireland members can play in shaping its implementation in the State. It will be followed by a questions and answers session.