Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect organisations and businesses in the UK from cybercrime and large-scale cyber-attacks, and what steps they are taking particularly to assist SMEs with cybersecurity.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government is investing £860m in a comprehensive National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) to protect the UK from cyber attacks, tackle cyber crime and make the UK one of the safest places in the world to do business online.

Ministers have been looking at the whole of the government's cyber security programme in the light of recent problems at Talk Talk and elsewhere and a further statement will be made next week as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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