The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 set out the government’s plan to make Britain secure and resilient in cyberspace.
A progress report has been published reflecting on the successes of the strategy so far, and what lies ahead post-2021. It also focuses on cyber security research and how the private and public sectors now have the skills to become more resilient.
Intercity's CTO, Matt Johnson shares his thoughts on what the strategy means for businesses.
“The implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy has led to a clear shift in mindset for businesses and individuals alike over the last few years. The result has been that both are now far better equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively tackle changing security threats as a priority.
“Much of this maturity is no doubt due to collaboration between government, academic institutions, and the tech industry, which is playing a key role in translating cyber risk into a language that both businesses and consumers can understand, as well as developing truly effective solutions. However, these efforts need to be ongoing. It is now vital to continue this investment, particularly into the UK’s tech sector, so that organisations are resilient enough to face an ever-evolving threat landscape.”