Cyber crime is forecast to have a global cost of $6 trillion by 2021 and many security experts are predicting that 2018 could be the year of critical national infrastructure cyber attacks.1 There has never been a more important time to consider how we protect our own systems, as well as those of our clients. Only this month the National Cyber Security Centre published new guidance for the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) industry, including the appointment of sector-specific regulators and the introduction of new risk fines of up to £17 million if organisations fail to implement effective cyber security measures.2
The pressure on critical services and infrastructure to be resilient and mitigate against complex and evolving cyber attacks has never been greater. The new EU Directive will become UK law in May 2018 and organisations will need to ensure they have the right solutions and services to support them.
Templar Executives has a strong pedigree of working with clients in the CNI sector, and we will once again be showcasing our Cyber Security services and solutions at the Security and Counter Terrorism Expo on the 6th-7th March at Olympia – an essential visit for the security professional. Find us at Stand I40 on both days!
Furthermore, in partnership with Security & Counter Terrorism Expo, Templar Executives is conducting the 2018 International Cyber Security Survey. Let us know your thoughts on the state of Cyber Security in your industry and get the chance to win a 2-day pass to SCTX’s World Counter Terror Congress in March 2018, worth £820. Click here to take part.
1. Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
3. ‘Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment’, Europol (2016)
4. Written Evidence from the Institution of Engineering and Technology to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy inquiry, ‘Cyber Security: UK National Security in a Digital World’ (2017)