Following 2017’s Water Sector Cyber Security Strategy (2017-2021) from the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), this techUK briefing will focus on progress with improving the water sectors’ cyber resilience going forward. The strategy highlights the threats to automated Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and the implications of greater connectivity across the UK’s water network, mirroring common challenges across key Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sectors.
Attendees at this techUK briefing will in particular hear from water operators about how the NIS Directive, and its implementation, will affect the water sector. As an identified essential service, water will be regulated by a Competent Authority which will demand sufficient protections are in place. This will therefore be an opportunity to discuss how the new regulatory framework will work in practice, with a focus on timeframes, incident reporting and potential fines.
Speakers confirmed at this early stage include:
A representative confirmed from RegencyIT