A French de­cree.

The South African in­sur­ance in­dus­try may be able to bear the re­cently in­creased leg­isla­tive bur­den with ease, now that we can com­pare com­pli­ance sys­tems with what is un­fold­ing in France.

RISKSA Magazine - - Career -

Com­pa­nies in South Africa may be com­plain­ing of the heavy bur­den of com­pli­ance re­quire­ments and the on­slaught of change they face in this area, but ours is noth­ing com­pared to the bills and de­crees be­ing rolled out by the French gov­ern­ment. In a pre­vi­ous ar­ti­cle, RISKSA high­lighted the French so­cial­ist gov­ern­ment’s sup­port of a bill that could put the onus on large French cor­po­ra­tions to be accountable for labour and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions through­out their sup­ply chains. It seems they’re adding even more weight to com­pa­nies deemed vi­tal to France’s na­tional se­cu­rity. The French gov­ern­ment pub­lished three de­crees on 27 March that reg­u­late the na­tional cy­ber se­cu­rity of the afore­men­tioned com­pa­nies. The rule makes it manda­tory to re­port cy­ber at­tacks to the agency that man­ages France’s na­tional cy­ber se­cu­rity strat­egy, ANSSI, and it will im­pact 218 key op­er­a­tors in the en­ergy, trans­porta­tion, fi­nances, and san­i­ta­tion sec­tors. The re­quire­ment only af­fected tele­com op­er­a­tors prior to the new law. On top of hav­ing to com­ply with di­rect or­ders from the French prime min­is­ter,

el Wentz a Meliss th­ese com­pa­nies will have to in­stall in­tru­sion de­tec­tion sys­tems that will be di­rectly au­dited by ANSSI (or other cer­ti­fied con­trac­tors such as Thales), and self-fund the im­ple­men­ta­tion of any fur­ther cy­ber se­cu­rity mea­sures de­manded by the cy­ber se­cu­rity firm. Some of the af­fected com­pa­nies may not have se­cure sys­tems al­ready in place to re­port

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