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Protecting the UK’s Infrastructure

 

For tens of thousands of people, the last weekend in May 2017 proved to be one they’d rather forget. A power failure at a British Airways data centre led to more than 650 flights being cancelled and chaos at many airports.

The incident was a timely example of the kind of disruption to essential services which the recently implemented Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulation aims to reduce the risk of.

Attacks on essential services pose a risk of significant damage and disruption to the UK’s infrastructure and economy, and the NIS looks to bring a greater degree of scrutiny and accountability to policies, procedures and practices employed by organisations in protecting their systems and their data.

Businesses and organisations covered by NIS will have to ensure they have appropriate security measures in place to protect networks and data against cyber security incidents. They will also need to report serious incidents to regulators. A serious incident of non-compliance can lead to a £17 million fine.

Having the right information at hand is crucial and this page will aim to provide the necessary backdrop for organisations to understand their requirements.

Our Latest NIS Literature

Impact of NIS on OES supply chains

The NIS Regulations are now appearing in tender documents and in supplier review processes. What does that mean for an organisation aspiring to secure a lucrative contract with an OES?

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Shipowners face hefty fines

Understand more about how NIS will affect our national infrastructure through a shipping case study

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Cyber Security and the Supply Chain

Our latest paper aims to give you a  better understanding of the risks involved and what you can do to mitigate them

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New guidance highlights

Our briefing paper provides an overview of what the NIS might mean for you and who is affected

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Our Latest Events.

We are regularly attending industry events in both a speaking and networking capacity. We also host our own events from time to time. Below you will find some of the upcoming events will be participating in.

 

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