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The UK Government has published its new National Cyber Strategy.

This strategy sets out the government’s approach to protecting and promoting the UK’s interests in cyberspace. Their plan is to ensure that the UK continues to be a leading responsible and democratic cyber power.

To do this the strategy is built around five core pillars:

  • Strengthening the UK cyber ecosystem, investing in our people and skills and deepening the partnership between government, academia and industry
  • Building a resilient and prosperous digital UK, reducing cyber risks so businesses can maximise the economic benefits of digital technology and citizens are secure online and confident that their data is protected
  • Taking the lead in the technologies vital to cyber power, building our industrial capability and developing frameworks to secure future technologies
  • Advancing UK global leadership and influence for a more secure, prosperous and open international order, working with government and industry partners and sharing the expertise that underpins UK cyber power
  • Detecting, disrupting and deterring our adversaries to enhance UK security in and through cyberspace, making more integrated, creative and routine use of the UK’s full spectrum of levers

A UK Government press release on the launch can be found here.

The CyberScotland Partnership welcomes the publication of the UK Government’s National Cyber Strategy which aligns with the Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland.

Scotland’s vision is to thrive as a digitally secure and cyber resilient nation. The CyberScotland Partnership will support the delivery of the UK strategy in Scotland to ensure that we are prepared to deter, respond to and rapidly recover from cyber threats as well as being ready to seize the opportunities for growth in cyber jobs and the cyber security industry.

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