Cabinet: providers and utilities should report security problems




Companies in vital sectors such as water supply, electricity suppliers and telecom providers have security problems that have mandatory reporting a big impact. That is at least the government.

Ivo Opstelten The security problems that will soon be reported to the National Cyber ​​Security Center are security problems that could disrupt society and that the service disruption. That Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice announced Monday.

The legal obligation will apply to include gas-electric utilities, suppliers of drinking water and telecom providers, but also financial institutions, governments and major transport itself, as Schiphol airport. According to the government is therefore not only helped the affected organization, but also limited the consequences for society and for other companies.

The bill, which until mid-September feedback can be provided , subject to approval by the House. The proposal is separate from another reporting obligation, the obligation to report data breaches. This involves security problems where data of users is in question, that reporting requirement also applies to companies in other sectors. European Commissioner Neelie Kroes said earlier that she wants that Internet security issues will report to the government.

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