Public Sector: Cybercrime

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 12th March 2018.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure robust cyber security in the public sector.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government takes public sector cyber security very seriously. We support the sector in improving their resilience to cyber attacks and encourage all organisations to implement the advice developed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and published on their website (www.ncsc.gov.uk).

In addition, the NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme continues to be rolled out alongside the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government led Think Cyber Think Resilience initiative which helps councils improve their security and wider cyber resilience awareness.

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