Insights Government publishes collection page detailing the Government’s cyber resilience policy for businesses and organisations

The Government says that as part of its National Cyber Security Strategy it is working to make the UK the safest place to live and work online. Cyber resilience is the ability for organisations to prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks and security breaches. The Government says that cyber resilience is key to operational resilience and business continuity, as well as the growth and flourishing of the UK economy.

Responsibility for delivery of the National Cyber Security Strategy lies across a broad range of departments which are jointly responsible for setting policy on the UK’s cyber resilience. These include the Cabinet Office, Home Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and individual lead Government departments for critical national infrastructure (CNI) sectors. The policies cover CNI, Government, businesses of all sizes, academia, charities and individuals.

The National Cyber Security Centre and law enforcement partners also play a critical delivery role in providing incident response support to cyber attacks, and setting out advice and guidance for how to stay secure.

The new collection page sets out DCMS policy work. DCMS leads policy on cyber resilience across organisations in the wider UK economy through assessment and analysis of the use of regulation and incentives to improve cyber security practices.

The page will be updated as further policy and research documents are made available. To access the collection page, click here.