Tech & Media Podcast: Client X – Physical Technology, Hardware

Client X in the Physical Technology – Hardware

Episode 2

Welcome to the IT Governance Technology & Media Podcast: Client X. This week’s episode investigates governance, risk and compliance solutions for organisations in the physical technology sector (hardware).

Account Manager Zak Rush joins us again for our second episode. Zak is a Technology & Media sector specialist at IT Governance. It’s his job to identify client obligations, discuss project scope and generally facilitate any-and-all client needs in the sector.

Zak was kind enough to chat with us about a hypothetical hardware developer, and the types of problems they face in today’s market.

Last week’s question for the audience

The NIS Directive was transposed into UK law as the Network and Information Systems Regulations (NIS Regulations) on 10 May 2018. The Directive aims to achieve a high common level of network and information systems security across the EU. You can find out more about the NIS Regulations at

Q) According to the NIS Regulations, as a data centre or Cloud service provider, are you a DSP (digital service provider)? And what are the three categories listed as DSPs under these Regulations?

A) The onus is on organisations to determine for themselves whether they are DSPs and are therefore, subject to the Regulation’s security and notification requirements. In the UK, DSPs must register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which has been appointed as the competent authority for regulating DSPs.

The NIS Regulations list the following categories of DSP:

  • Search engines
  • Cloud computing services
  • Online marketplaces

Client X in the Physical Technology – Hardware

This week’s question for the audience

Q) If you’re developing a fingerprint or Iris scanner for consumers, how should your product be prepared to manage the data it extracts or transmits?

We’ll give you the answer to this question in next week’s episode, so please do subscribe or check back regularly for new episodes.

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Next week’s episode: Client X in The Media Sector.