New National Cyber Security Strategy launched

posted on 02 November 2016, updated on 02 November 2016

On 1 November, Chancellor Philip Hammond formally launched the government’s new National Cyber Security Strategy, which sets out decisive action to protect the UK economy and the privacy of British citizens, while encouraging industry to up its game to prevent damaging cyber attacks.

The new plan outlines how the UK will:

  • use automated defences to safeguard citizens and businesses against growing cyber threats
  • support the growing cyber security industry
  • develop a world-class cyber workforce
  • deter cyber attacks from criminals and hostile actors.

The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016–2021 is underpinned by £1.9bn of investment for dedicated actions under three key terms:

  • defend
  • deter
  • develop.

A topical issues piece on the strategy will be published soon in TISonline ICT and Business Transformation.

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