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Call for evidence launched on improving cyber security

As part of the Government’s current review of cyber security incentives and regulations, Digital Minister Matt Warman has launched a call for evidence to seek views from across the industry.

The review will look at how the government can help organisations protect themselves online, and aims to understand the barriers which prevent organisations from improving their cyber security, the effectiveness of existing regulations and guidance including GDPR and NIS, as well as develop a range of policy proposals to address any gaps.

Warman said: “Good cyber security is an absolute necessity but recent research shows less than a fifth of company Boards understand the impact associated with cyber threat. I hope this review will encourage the industry to think about what government could do to help and what incentives might encourage firms and businesses to manage their cyber risk. By driving cyber security improvements across the whole economy we can help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.”



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