Britain has become the third most attacked country in the world in cyberspace by hostile powers. In his speech, the minister detailed the cyber threat that the government and broader public sector networks face, as he announced the first-ever Government Cyber Security Strategy.

The new plan will be backed by £37.8 million in funding to assist local governments in improving their cybersecurity and safeguarding the vital data and services on which citizens focus primarily, such as electoral management, voter registration, school grants, social care, and housing benefits. It describes how the federal government and the public sector will help ensure that public services remain operational in the face of increased cyber threats. It will improve the country’s cybersecurity by better sharing data, capabilities, and skills, allowing the government to “Defend As One.” Citizens will be able to participate in the effort as well, thanks to a new vulnerability reporting tool that will allow users to report flaws in digital services. The plan will make fundamental government operations, such as delivering essential public services, more robust to cyberattacks from bad actors than they have ever been.

Key initiatives under the strategy:

  • Launching a unique Government Cyber Coordination Centre(GCCC).
  • New service for cross-government vulnerability reporting.
  • A more comprehensive assurance regime for the entire government.
  • An entirely new approach in collaboration with small enterprises and academia to decrease government risks through a cultural shift
  • An increased effort to comprehend the rising danger posed by commercially provided product supply chains in state institutions.

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– Adv. Sabrina Bath

(Content Writer, WCSF)

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