back to article The Network and Information Security Directive – who is in and who is out?

New cyber security laws agreed on by EU law makers in early December are set to impact on a large number of businesses. Political agreement on the draft Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, which could still be amended, was reached by MEPs and representatives of EU  governments in early December. It means the path …

  1. tiggity Silver badge

    Loosely worded much?

    Better rejig my home network routers, firewalls and proxies so I do not qualify as "An internet exchange point (IXP)".

    Based on the loose wording of IXP as "a network facility that enables the interconnection of more than two independent autonomous systems, primarily for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of internet traffic", it could apply to people with only slightly complex home networks (& more seriously a lot of companies that take anything like a compartmentalised approach to systems e.g. many places maintain inhouse "walled gardens" to meet various legal / compliance / confidentiality requirements so will have a lot of autonomous systems that internet interconnect at some point.

    1. Tom Paine

      Re: Loosely worded much?

      Based on the loose wording of IXP as "a network facility that enables the interconnection of more than two independent autonomous systems, primarily for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of internet traffic", it could apply to people with only slightly complex home networks

      No. You are not running an Autonomous System at home, unless you are an advanced, strange, and very rich network engineer. The wording isn't as loose as you think it is :)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_system_(Internet)

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