Minister of Transports say Cyber security in maritime, oil and gas field important for Cyprus


The government of Cyprus is recognising the importance of the effective implementation of a national cyber-security strategy, said the Minster of Transports, Communications and Works Marios Dementriades in his speech in the second CypBER Maritime -Oil&Gas International Conference in Nicosia.

As he said the Ministry of Communications and Works which has the supervisory role in the Information Society and Cyber Security fields in Cyprus, is working with the other competent Ministries of the Republic in improving security standards in the country.

“The national Cybersecurity strategy covers further to network and information security and resilience, the fields of cybercrime, cyber defence and international cooperation in the field of cybersecurit”, he said, adding that the activities are coordinated by the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation.

The Minister also said that in a country like Cyprus, where the economy depends heavily on the supply of services and where the successful exploitation of the opportunities from oil and natural gas exploration is evident, a high level of network and information security and cybersecurity, is important, and will contribute to the development of the required market environment and trust, to enable the progress of the society.

“The active implementation of the national strategy on Cybersecurity shows the government`s will, to work closely with all stakeholders and help all critical sectors, including the energy and maritime sectors, in order to lead our society to progress and economic prosperity”, he said.

He also pointed out that the maritime as well as the oil and gas industries are of major importance to Cyprus. As he said, a secure development of their information infrastructures is critical, so that stakeholders and investor can gain the necessary confidence in developing their operations.

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