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Cyber resilience measures mandatory for more companies

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Effective date: 1 July 2024

Is your company an important provider in its sector? You may have to take fitting measures to strengthen your cyber resilience.

A change in the Act on the security of networks and information systems (Wbni) has been announced.

What changes?

Is your company an important provider in its sector? You may have to take fitting measures to strengthen your cyber resilience. More companies will be required to take measures for their digital safety and security. They will also have to report serious cybersecurity incidents.

The main players in the following sectors must take cyber resilience measures:

  • food sector
  • chemical industry
  • manufacturing sector
  • waste processing
  • postal and courier services
  • data centres

Currently providers of essential services (such as banking, drinking water, energy) and digital services (such as cloud services, electronic – online – marketplaces) already have to take measures for their digital security and report serious incidents.

For whom?

  • companies active in industrial food production and distribution
  • larger supermarket chains
  • parties active in the chemical and manufacturing industries
  • waste processing companies
  • postal and courier services
  • data centres

When?

This change in the Act on the security of networks and information systems (Wet beveiliging netwerk- en informatiesystemen, Wbni) is expected to enter into effect on 1 July 2024.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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