Cabinet Office: Cybercrime

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) staff of his Department and (b) consultants have been employed in cyber security roles in each of the last five years.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

Holding answer received on 24 April 2017

Within Cabinet Office, the Cyber and Government Security Directorate (CGSD) is responsible for ensuring delivery of the National Cyber Security Strategy. At any one time approximately 45 full time equivalent staff in CGSD work directly on cyber security. There have been no consultants employed in cyber security roles within CGSD over the last 5 years. At various times CGSD has employed secondees from the private sector.

There are other roles in Cabinet Office teams which work partially on cyber security as part of broader policy and security issues. Details of exact numbers of roles and responsibilities over the last five years could only be determined at a disproportionate cost.

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