- New cyber security envoy has been appointed to help British small businesses and first-time exporters promote their business interests across the US.
- Updated ‘10 Steps to Cyber Security’ guide.
- New research published shows top UK companies are improving their responses to cyber threats.
- Report from GCHQ report details common cyber-attacks.
- Updated guidance on the Business Growth Service and at www.greatbusiness.gov.uk.
Original Author: BIS
Original Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cyber-security-boost-for-uk-firms
New measures to help UK businesses face the cyber security challenge and help our cyber security companies tap into the US market have been announced today (16 January 2015), as the Prime Minister visits the United States with UK cyber security firms.
The Prime Minister is in the US for talks with President Obama and cyber security is high on the agenda as the government steps up its efforts to combat cyber threats against the industry. In a bid to win more British business for the growing sector, a group of 12 UK cyber security firms are also travelling to Washington to meet a host of US businesses.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
The UK is already leading the way in cyber security and this government is committed to ensuring it continues to be a leader in this multi-billion dollar industry. That’s why on this trip I’m showcasing some of the leading UK cyber security small businesses, some of whom are already beating off the competition and opening offices and securing contracts in the US. We’re also stepping up the practical support we offer UK cyber security companies to make sure they have the best opportunity to win even more business in the US.
We need to make sure the UK remains one of the most cyber secure places in the world to do business. It’s great news that even more companies have signed up to our Cyber Essentials Scheme to keep themselves safe and we will continue to invest in supporting companies of all sizes with their cyber security.