National Infrastructure Security Bill (NISB) – Public Consultation

Closed 25 Mar 2024

Opened 5 Feb 2024


Isle of Man residents should have confidence in the security and resilience of national infrastructure sectors to deliver essential goods and services. Essential services – such as our electricity grid, water supply and telecommunication systems should be able to withstand and recover from hazards that might disrupt their functions.

Unfortunately, hostile entities and criminals have recognised that this dependency creates an opportunity for what have become known as ‘cyber-attacks’, examples of recent attacks are highlighted in appendix 1 (available in the 'Related' section below).

In response to evolving cyber-threats, Governments in other jurisdictions have introduced legislation aimed at strengthening security for the core services they consider to form part of their National Infrastructure. As such, the Department of Home Affairs is looking to introduce the ‘National Infrastructure Security Bill’ (NISB) to increase our Island’s cyber resilience.

Why your views matter

The Department of Home Affairs wishes to introduce a National Infrastructure Security Bill to raise levels of security and resilience for core services on the Isle of Man which rely heavily on digital services. The Department is seeking views from interested parties on the key policy principles that would be used to draft the National Infrastructure Security Bill.

Responding to this consultation

You can respond to this consultation online by clicking on the 'Online Survey' link below. Alternatively you can download a paper version of this consultation in the 'Related' section below and email it to or post it to:

Mike Haywood
Office of Cyber-Security & Information Assurance
2nd Floor Former Lower Douglas Police Station,
Fort Street,
Isle of Man,

What happens next

The results from this consultation will be analysed and used to inform the first stage of the drafting process. There may the opportunity for further consultation on specific details of the NISB.


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Policies, strategies & plans
  • Utilities
  • Telecommunications
  • Online services