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    Assessing and transforming your security posture, helping you achieve regulatory, legislative and industry sector compliance requirements.

    The NIS directive aims to improve the cybersecurity capabilities at a national level and foster better communication across EU member states. Digital Service Providers (DSPs) and Operations of Essential Services (OoESs) have obligations under the NIS Directive to implement appropriate security measures to manage risk, prevent and minimise the impact of cyber security incidents.

    The NIS Directive was signed into Irish law on the 18th of September 2018 by way of Statutory Instrument No. 360 of 2018.

    The NIS directive sets obligations for OoESs and DSPs to implement “state of the art” technologies to manage the security risks of their networks and systems and for mandatory breach notifications in the event of a substantial or significant incident.

    There may be financial consequences in the form of fines for OES's and DSP's who cannot demonstrate compliance with the NIS directive.

    We have a range of solutions to assist OoESs and DSPs with attaining and maintaining NIS compliance.

    Our NIS Directive Readiness Assessment performs an in-depth gap analysis to NIS using the guidelines as set out by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

    Our NIS Compliance Roadmap develops a plan showing how identified risks can be mitigated. The plan includes timescales and covers the key process, people and technology elements which are required to reduce the business risk to an acceptable level.

    Our NIS Transformation Programme is those set of programmes derived from the NIS Compliance Roadmap

    NIS compliance validation is a continual service to review and OoES and DSPs NIS compliance posture.

      The depth and breadth of our service offering means that we can deliver everything you need for NIS compliance including consulting and advisory, information protection and managed security services.

      We have a team of highly experienced and expert consultants who have worked with a number of compliance programmes such as ISO 27001, GDPR, SOX and NIST (upon which NCSC has based Ireland's compliance framework.

    Where to start with NIS?

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    We first assess the current state of your business process, compliance and industry framework and design a security strategy program to strengthen your organisation’s security posture.


    Ward’s services help you achieve compliance and we ensure you have all the necessary safeguards in place to defend your business and protect your customer.


    Let our experts help you identify where you need to optimise in your security posture.
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    • Let us provide the services, consultancy or infrastructure as a service to you thereby removing the skills, resources challenges and capital costs burden from you and your business, allowing you to concentrate on what you do best.

      • Provide you with a range of consultancy services as a bundle to service a role or roles in your organisation – e.g. Information Security Office or Data Protection Officer
      • Provide you with the skills and resources you need to supplement your teams, resources and skillsets.
      • Supply you with various security infrastructure(s) and their operation – as a service to address a particulare need – e.g. secure perimeter or secure endpoint thereby relieving you of the capital, training and internal resourcing requirements.
      • Provide you with proactive and reactive security monitoring and management solutions.
      • Provide proactive and reactive support services to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of your Information Systems.
      • Ensure that you meet your compliance and contractual commitments and services levels to your users, partners and customers.
      • Provide you with all of the call and ticket handling, issue resolution, escalation and service level reporting services that an enterprise support service requires.