Government warns critical industry firms to prepare for cyberattacks

Organisations are facing fines of up to £17m if they have ineffective cybersecurity measures in place to protect against hackers.

Organisations involved in critical industry and essential services have been warned by the Government that they face £17m fines if their cybersecurity preparations are not up to standard.

Energy, transport, water, health and digital infrastructure firms could be fined if they fail to develop robust safeguards protecting themselves from cyberattacks.