Dave Garfield, Head of Cyber Security at BAE Systems Detica HAS welcomed the government’s new Cyber Security for Business programme, which will be launched by cabinet ministers.
Dave Garfield said: “As we seek to drive economic growth amidst challenging market conditions, it is vital that businesses recognise the threat posed by cyber crime and take greater action to protect their intellectual property and business sensitive data."
"We know cyber crime continues to increase, so we welcome all efforts to improve collaboration between the government and private sector, particularly as our recent Cyber Security Monitor found that 49 per cent of large businesses wanted greater engagement with government to aid their response to the risks faced. It is heartening that the Government is targeting this initiative at CEO's and Board members who are the real decision makers in understanding the risk and putting appropriate investment and resources in place to combat this pervasive problem."
"The Cyber Security Monitor also showed that while 85% of large businesses say they expect the number of cyber attacks to increase over the next few years, 89% of respondents described themselves as confident that they are well-equipped to prevent targeted attacks. This is curious, given recent high-profile attacks, and GCHQ may first need to convince businesses that they are not as secure as they think, before they see companies starting to adopt the new practical steps proposed."