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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.
NIS Regulation Breakfast Briefing
We recently hosted a breakfast briefing to introduce the NIS regulation, help to clarify what an Operator of Essential Services (OES) is and how to secure your supply chain.
Please click below for more information on this event.
Whilst we are more then happy to answer any questions you might have about the regulation, the National Cyber Security Centre has a great knowledge bank.
Their portal provides plenty of information around the background to NIS, in-depth breakdowns of the various sections within the Cyber Assessment Framework and has a very handy infographic demonstrating the ten steps to Cyber Security.
You can visit their website by clicking on the link below:
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.