Cabinet Office Reports Progress on the UK Cyber Security Strategy

The Cabinet Office has shared its progress report one year on from the release of the National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2011.

The Strategy included four objectives:

  • Making the UK one of the most secure places in the world to do business in cyberspace
  • Making the UK more resilient to cyber attack and better able to protect UK interests in cyberspace
  • Helping shape an open, vibrant and stable cyberspace that supports open societies
  • Building the UK’s cyber security knowledge, skills and capability.

From the Report on Progress:

The past year has seen activity across a wide range of areas and with many partners, generating increasing momentum across the Cyber Programme. Vital groundwork has been laid. Key enabling structures and capabilities have been introduced or enhanced. Plans are in place to build on these initial investments, accelerating delivery of the National Cyber Security Strategy.

A strength of the Strategy has been the importance placed on partnering with industry in combating cyber crime and enhancing cyber security.

PICTFOR has been pleased to facilitate such engagement over the past year, as well as the opportunity to keep ministers in close contact with technology companies, consumer groups and academics. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude noted the engagement:

In the past year we have cast our net wide to work with industry, academia and ever wider across the public sector to promote awareness of the need to address cyber threats.

PICTFOR looks forward to helping develop the Strategy further in 2013.

You may read Minister Maude’s full Ministerial Statement here.

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