In response to the announcement that the Government has established a UK cyber security institute, Tom Burton, Head of Cyber for Defence at BAE Systems Detica commented:
“The announcement is an encouraging step, signaling the Government’s commitment to public and private sector collaboration, something we have long championed. The institute should also help to safeguard the UK economy for future generations.
“In our view measures such as these serve a dual purpose, as not only do they help to protect the UK economy from online threats, they also strengthen the UK cyber industry, which should be viewed as an end in itself.
“Building an economically strong cyber industry in its own right will help to create the diversified economy that is being championed by the current government. Diversifying the economy can expedite the UK’s economic recovery, and a strengthened cyber security sector will also help to prevent costly online theft.”