Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Cybercrime

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 24th 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) staff of her Department and (b) consultants have been employed in cyber security roles in each of the last five years.

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

In May 2015 the Cyber Security unit moved to DCMS from the Department for Business and Industrial Strategy (BIS).

The department does not retain details centrally that would allow us to identify employees who worked in cyber security roles so the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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