UK government’s cyber guidance seeks to ‘future-proof’ port safety

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The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has refreshed its cyber security guidance to future-proof ports and the wider maritime industry against cyber threats..

The guidance helps ports develop cyber security assessments, and identify gaps in their security, while also providing advice on handling security breaches and incidents, setting up clear roles and responsibilities to deal with cyber attacks, and clarifies points raised by the industry from previous iterations.

The announcement of the refreshed guidelines came during the UK maritime minister, Nusrat Ghani’s, tour of southern ports to see work being carried out to future-proof the maritime industry. “This Government is committed to ensure the UK continues to benefit from our world-leading maritime sector. That’s why we’ve released refreshed cyber security guidance for ports today, to make sure that our ports aren’t just some of the best in the world, but also some of the safest too, Ghani said.

The full updated report can be found here.