The government of Slovenia has adopted an Information Security Act to safeguard the country’s essential computer networks and information systems. The law sets up a national cybersecurity response team that will provide a single point of contact for IT security incidents and coordinate with other European Union Member States.The new law sets out security requirements to safeguard systems, and mandates the reporting of IT security incidents. It covers government organisations and companies providing essential services, such as digital infrastructure, drinking water, energy, healthcare and financial services.
The law, drafted by the Ministry of Public Administration, transposes the NIS Directive, an agreement by the European Union Member States on a common level of security for networks and information systems. Member States must implement the NIS Directive by May this year.