The heads of Lithuanian public bodies may in the future face sanctions for neglecting cyber-security.
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

"Such legal regulation is possible and (legislation) is being drafted regarding the responsibility of the heads of institutions for failing to implement the legislative provisions (regarding cyber-security)," Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told reporters on Wednesday.

"At this stage, however, there is no talk about (such sanctions)," he added.

Skvernelis said that the Lithuanian National Security Commission on Wednesday looked at what institutions failed to take sufficient care of their security, but he did not name them.

"We looked at the institutions that have made the necessary progress in ensuring cyber-security and at those that have made no progress. That information is available to the relevant ministers," he said.

Arnoldas Pikžirnis, an adviser to the prime minister, told the BNS that it was planned to table the respective draft legislation to the Seimas during the spring session.

Officials said earlier in the day that the National Security Commission, which is headed by the prime minister, had also decided to create a closed communication network for key public bodies. The Defense Ministry will be in charge of developing such a network.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuania puts 3D air defense radars into operation

Lithuanian Air Force put into operation on Tuesday two long-range 3D radars amid efforts to strengthen...

Lithuanian PM to meet NATO chief over additional support

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...

Seimas panel head to propose to raise intelligence body funding by EUR 4 mln - media

Vytautas Bakas , chairman of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense , will propose to...

Fake news on 'NATO plans to attack Belarus' planted on Lithuanian news website - media

A fake news story alleging that NATO is planning to attack Belarus was planted on Kas Vyksta Kaune...

Lithuanian troops to be decorated after Mali deployment

Lithuanian soldiers of the 1st Territorial Unit, Dainava Military District, National Defense Volunteer...