Romania: E.ON, CERT-RO sign cooperation protocol to heighten power grids cybersecurity

Gas and power company E.ON Romania and the National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO) signed a cooperation protocol aimed mainly at exchanging cybersecurity intelligence, E.ON Romania said in a release.

The protocol also provides for support for cybersecurity risk awareness campaigns and the facilitation of expert information exchanges.

We take risks related to incidents or cyber attacks very seriously. The digital systems in our power transmission grids can be targeted by such attacks with highly serious potential consequences on the security of supplies and substantial losses to the company. At the same time, we are aware of the obligations incumbent on us regarding the protection of key energy systems and of collected and managed data, says E.ON Romania CEO Frank Hajdinjak.

Under the protocol with E.ON, CERT-RO expands its network of partners in the energy sector against the backdrop of the transposition into national law of the Directive on the adoption of measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the EU (the NIS Directive). The transposition law will set in place minimal security requirements and notification requirements for service operators in several essential sectors: energy, transportation, utilities, the banking system, health care, financial markets and digital infrastructures.

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