The British Government is Urging Critical Industries to Preparation for Cyber Attack

government is urging critical industries to prep for cyber attack

The British Government tells critical industries to toughen up their cyber defenses or face hefty fines.

The British government warns to critical industries to increase their cybersecurity defenses as the National Cyber Security Centre announces new regulation for industry and the supervisiors of critical industries have to take note, as the government proclaimed to carry out hefty fines for those who leave themselves vulnerable to cyber attack.

Energy, Water, Transport and Health firms could be fined up to Twenty-Four Million Dollars if they fail to most robust safeguards in place against cyber attack and new regulators will be able to assess critical industries to make sure plans are as robust as possible.

A simple reporting system will be set up to report cyber breaches and IT failures so they can identify and act upon it quickly.

Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, said:

Today we are setting out new and robust cybersecurity measures to help ensure the UK is the safest place in the world to live and be online.
We want our essential services and infrastructure to be primed and ready to tackle cyber attacks and be resilient against major disruption to services.
I encourage all public and private operators in these essential sectors to take action now and consult NCSC’s advice on how they can improve their cybersecurity.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK’s centre for cyber excellence established in 2017, has today published detailed guidance on the security measures to help organizations comply. These are based on 14 key principles set out in our consultation and government response and are aligned with existing cybersecurity standards.


Read The Guideline: The NIS Guidance Collection