Getting the basics right: the UK government’s new Cyber Essentials Scheme
May 19, 2014
Spurred on by its analysis of cyber attacks against UK enterprises, the government has identified a series of basic technical controls that many businesses are failing to use to manage cyber risk. Whilst that might not come as a surprise, the government response to it will certainly attract the attention of the outsourcing industry. The Cyber Essentials Scheme is coming, setting out ways to demonstrate cybersecurity that will become a requirement in government procurement contracts and may well determine how available, and expensive, cyber insurance cover is.