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Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many officials of her Department have specific responsibilities for cyber security.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has 30 full- and part-time staff with specific responsibilities for cyber security, which include promoting the UK cyber security industry, supporting cyber security research & innovation, improving cyber security skills, ensuring the UK’s economy and society is cyber secure, engaging with EU & international partners and ensuring the cyber security & resilience of critical national telecommunications and Internet infrastructure. The work described above is part of the of the cross-Government national cyber security strategy and feeds into DCMS's wider remit in promoting the UK's digital economy.

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