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Government to impose cyber-security 'baseline' on all suppliers, progress report reveals

John E Dunn | Dec. 16, 2013
The UK government plans to impose a "baseline" level of security competence on its suppliers through a new cyber-security standard that will eventually become mandatory for firms looking to win contracts.

"The cyber crime threat facing the UK is increasing. We are working closely with business and universities to ensure the country has the skills and knowledge it needs to meet the cyber challenge," commented Science minister David Willetts.

"We want to show students and businesses that cyber security does not simply pose a threat. It gives those who take it seriously an opportunity to gain new expertise, or even a commercial advantage.

"With a new £2 billion target for cyber exports, we will also be helping the UK cyber sector to grow and keep the UK ahead in the global race," he said.

 

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