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|12 Jul 2017, 11:33 a.m.||National Cyber Security Centre||Nick Thomas-Symonds|
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans are in place for the National Cyber Security Centre to assist companies in fighting against organised cyber-crime and preventing cyber-attacks.
Answer (Caroline Nokes)
The cyber security of the UK is a top priority for Government. The Government are investing £1.9 billion in the National Cyber Security Strategy and have opened the National Cyber Security Centre who work with law enforcement and with public and private sector organisations to make the UK the safest place for everyone to live and do business online.
The NCSC provides guidance and advice on its website to a wide range of organisations including companies of all sizes. Advice is tailored to the type and size of company, with specific guidance being produced for small businesses. NCSC works closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA), Regional Organised Crime Units in awareness raising and, for example, NCA and NCSC recently published a joint assessment on the Cyber Threat to UK Business. NCSC also partners with Law Enforcement in responding to and investigating serious instances of cyber crime.