The MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) has recently announced that organizations falling under its scope have until the 10th of July 2019 to perform and submit to the authorities their self-assessment of their implementation of the MLPS (the applicable cybersecurity protection framework made mandatory under the China Cybersecurity Law) and of the current cybersecurity conditions of their systems and networks.
The Ministry of Public Security has also warned that all organizations need to quickly (1) determine and file with the proper authorities their cybersecurity level under the MLPS if it has not been done yet, and (2) implement corresponding obligations.
These authorities have declared that they will, in the very coming months, conduct numerous random checks and on-site inspections to verify if organizations are compliant, order non-compliance to be rectified and take sanctions against offenders.
No doubt that organizations which fail to heed these warnings run heightened risks of finding themselves, very soon, in hot waters. Suspension and disruption of activities are to be anticipated for companies that have not complied yet with their obligations.
If you want to know more about self-assessment, feel free to contact Maxime Oliva from TEKID and Bruno Grangier from LEAF.
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