Power Supply Dependencies in the Electronic Communications Sector: a new ENISA report
ENISA, the EU’s cyber security agency, has issued a new report studying network outages caused by power cuts. It provides recommendations to the electronic communications sector on how to withstand and act efficiently after power cuts, a key point being to establish better exchange of situational awareness and improved cooperation mechanisms within the sector and with the energy sector.
The Agency makes eight recommendations to National Regulatory Authorities (NRA) and providers within the electronic communications sector to reduce the risk of network and service outages caused by power supply failures.
The executive director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht commented: “The recommendations outline the necessary steps to reduce the risk of network outages and boosts ability to manage outages caused by power supply failures. We encourage the different actors to find ways to improve information-sharing about failures and outages, particularly between the energy sector and the electronic communications sector.”
•Date: 9th January 2014 • Europe/UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general