Cyber code for ports offers best practice guidance to others ahead of new EU cyber laws, says expert

FOCUS: New guidance aimed at preserving cybersecurity of ports and port systems provides examples of best practice that can help other organisations as they prepare to comply with new EU cybersecurity laws.
The code of practice on cybersecurity for ports and port systems (62-page / 1.38MB PDF), published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and endorsed by the UK government, can help organisations prepare for the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, due to take effect in 2018.
The code advises that port authorities conduct a cybersecurity assessment and use the findings to shape the creation of a cybersecurity plan. It stresses the importance of good governance of cyber risks, with important individual roles for senior figures, such as dedicated cybersecurity officers.
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