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Maintaining the highest level of cyber security is a top priority

Following the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announcing a consultation on the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive to help UK operators deal with the increasing number of cyber threats, Energy UK has issued a statement.

Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:

"Maintaining the highest level of security against cyber threats is a top priority for the industry. Energy companies are working together with the Government to identify and counter threats, and to ensure security measures continually evolve so they remain robust.

"We support measures set out in the Network and Information Systems (NIS) directive that create an environment for stronger coordination and strengthen the sector's cyber security resilience." 

Background:

  • Energy companies are members of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP). For more details visit https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cisp
  • Energy UK recently hosted ‘Energy Engineering meets Cyber Security’, a one-day seminar in conjunction with BEIS and the E3C, bringing together Energy UK’s generation, supply and engineering members with security vendors to discuss the myriad of challenges industry faces with cyber security. 
  • View the announcement of the consultation on the Government website.
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