Power plants with crap cyber security will pay up to £17m

Problem: they can’t pay like banks can…

By Kat Hall

Plans to fine Britain’s national utilities and infrastructure providers £17m for shoddy cyber security will be at the forefront of industry’s mind once everyone “gets over” GDPR, peers heard at a House of Lords committee.

Speaking on a panel on cyber security for critical national infrastructure (CNI) yesterday, Elliot Rose, cyber security head at PA consulting, warned: “We’ve all been preoccupied with GDPR, but the [EU Network and Information Systems] directive [will carry] significant fines.”

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Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/