Government calls for evidence on improving cyber security
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This latest call is part of the government’s current review of cyber security incentives and regulations.
In order to improve cyber security within the UK economy, Digital Minister Matt Warman has launched a call for evidence to seek views from across the industry.
The Review is looking at how the government can help organisations protect themselves online and aims to:
- understand the barriers which prevent organisations from improving their cyber security;
- understand the effectiveness of existing regulations and guidance including GDPR and NIS; and
- develop a range of policy proposals to address any gaps.
The call for evidence is seeking information and data on the barriers to taking action on cyber security, the information which would help organisations invest in cyber security, and what more organisations and government could do to stimulate more effective cyber risk management.
Digital Minister Matt Warman, said, “Good cyber security is an absolute necessity but recent research shows less than a fifth of company Boards understand the impact associated with cyber threat.
“I hope this review will encourage the industry to think about what government could do to help and what incentives might encourage firms and businesses to manage their cyber risk.
“By driving cyber security improvements across the whole economy we can help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.”
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