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NIS – Shipowners face hefty fines under new cyber security rules

Gemserv’s Sean Gulliford and Mandeep Thandi recently supported Paul Stuart Smith of Fairplay, in putting together their latest article on the NIS Regulation…

Shipping companies, port authorities, and other maritime entities operating essential services in the European Union face hefty fines if they fail to comply with new cyber security rules.

Recognising the growing threat of cyber attacks to critical infrastructure and the economy, the European Union introduced the Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive in August 2016. Its aim is to boost the security and resilience of electronic communication networks, connected devices (internet of things – IoT), the data processed by those networks and devices, and the essential services supported by them.

Member states were given until May 2018 to embed the directive into their national laws. In response, the United Kingdom has implemented the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 which came into force on 10 May…

To read the full article please click on the below to head over to the Fairplay website.

Shipowners face hefty fines under new cyber security rules

 

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