Cyber security guidance

On 5 September 2012, the government published advice to business on measures that they can take to raise the levels of cyber security within their organisations and their supply chains. Although advice on how businesses can better secure their networks and data already exists, for the first time this brings together in one place government advice for the private sector. The new guidance publications are available from the cyber security downloads page.
The new guidance provides advice from security and intelligence experts across government about how to defeat most cyber attacks. A company’s data, its intellectual property, needs to be protected. With basic cyber security systems in place, at least 80 per cent of cyber attacks will bounce off. The guidance is aimed at company boards and their Chairs and Chief Executive Officers to embed the idea that this is a strategic risk that needs to be managed at board level.
http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/business-sectors/cyber-security/downloads
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UK Market Wide Ex 2011

On 22 November 2011 the UK Financial Authorities carried out the sixth in a series of Market-wide Exercises (MWE’s) designed to assess and improve the UK financial sector’s ability to deal with major operational disruption.

In total, 87 organisations (including 15 for the first time) and over 3,500 people from across the financial sector took part.

A report detailing the outcomes and findings from the exercise has now been published and will provide the main focus of a participants-only conference on 23 February 2012.Link to report MWE_2011_Report123

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