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Civil Service: Cybercrime

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have received cyber security training in each of the last three years.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

All Departments are required to provide security training as part of staff induction however the Cabinet Office does not maintain a central record of all training undertaken. Government departments are responsible for ensuring their staff receive adequate training to meet their needs.

Through the work of the Government Security Profession we are developing a clear professional framework encompassing the breadth of the cyber security profession to ensure there are clear career pathways and that individuals are supported in developing their cyber security skills.

1) Departments shall establish which security messages new employees need to receive at induction, based on their role and the information/assets/sites they will have access to.

2) Departments shall ensure all new employees are made aware of their security responsibilities as part of their induction.

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