In light of the announcement from GCHQ regarding the creation of a Vulnerability Research Unit to “create fresh technologies that effectively detect vulnerabilities”, Ash Patel, regional director of Stonesoft comments on what this means for UK plc.
“Today’s cyber battles have no geographic boundaries and the attack methods used by hackers are fast gaining complexity. The creation of a vulnerability research unit by GCHQ is a positive move forward and helps further demonstrate to UK businesses that the government is truly committed to fighting cyber-crime and threats. This builds upon the UK government’s call to work closer with industry and academia in developing an endorsed standard for cyber security earlier this month.
“In the current economic climate, Britain needs to promote the fact it is doing everything possible to develop a safe trading environment and encouraging investment from global enterprises. Security is a key factor in this. However, businesses cannot rely on the Government alone. For ultimate success, businesses must work in parallel with the institute, ensuring protocols are in place which help employees identify potential cyber-security risks.”