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UK Cyber Security Strategy A Foundation For Growth

Thales : 28 November, 2011  (Technical Article)
Thales describes the cyber security strategy published by the UK Government as being the basis for further growth in the digital domain
UK Cyber Security Strategy A Foundation For Growth
The UK’s national prosperity and national security depend on the digital domain – we have a lot to gain and a lot to lose from Cyber.
 
Cyber Security is the ‘space race’ of the 21st century, and countries are rushing to grow the technologies and skills which will allow them to dominate this important domain.
 
The publication of the Cyber Security Strategy is another welcome sign that Government is aware of the risks to the UK in this area, and is committed to developing the capabilities necessary to ‘defend the digital realm’.
 
The UK’s national and commercial Cyber capabilities mean we have a clear opportunity to be a leading global player, and we firmly support Government’s view that both public and private sector strengths need to be harnessed to keep the nation’s economy secure and its secrets secret.
 
The Strategy’s strong commitment to working in partnership with the private sector is welcome, and reflects the close working relationships which trusted Cyber companies, like Thales UK, have built with GCHQ over recent years.
 
As the Strategy makes clear, there is still a lot of work to do, and both Government and Industry have a role to play.
 
Companies like Thales must, and will, continue to develop cutting edge Cyber technology and expertise, and it is essential that Government sets the bar for Cyber Security by implementing common standards, strengthening existing partnerships and information sharing with critical industry players, and introducing the Cyber ‘kitemark’ for trusted solutions.
 
The Strategy’s commitment to work with industry players to develop market standards is therefore a vital and extremely welcome step. Common standards are key to unleashing private investment and growing UK businesses, research & technology and skills – in much the same way that creation of standards drove the development of the mobile telephone sector, where the UK continues to be a key player. Today’s announcement is a positive and practical step for the UK’s Cyber capability.
 
The Cyber Security Strategy is a good step in the right direction, in making clear that as Cyber risks threaten more and more organisations, so our national defences need to evolve.
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