The NIS directive will allow the European Union to set a standard for security. In order to achieve this, it will require Operators of Essential Services (OES) to report major security breaches to the appropriate authorities. Where the recent military program legislation in France applied only to a specific group of “vital” operators (OIVs), the NIS directive covers a far greater range of actors, including:
- Industrial energy production sites ;
- Telecommunications operators ;
- Transport agencies ;
- Hospitals, etc.