Fiona asks Ministers what is being offered for individuals and business to protect themselves from Cyber Crime

Fiona said:

"I am aware of increasing concerns on the part of individuals and businesses about protecting themselves against attacks on their Cyber Security and raised this in Parliament this week. I hope that the information supplied by the Minister will be of help to many people."

Speaking in Parliament, Fiona said:

“What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring the cyber security of public and private sector organisations.”

The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Mr David Lidington said:

"Cabinet Office Ministers and officials meet regularly with colleagues across the Government to discuss the cyber-security of public and private sector organisations. We are investing £1.9 billion in that work, as detailed in our national cyber-security strategy."

Fiona said:

"What resources are available for organisations to better protect themselves against cyber-attacks?"

Mr Lidington said:

"The National Cyber Security Centre gives direct help and advice to public sector organisations and also offers private sector organisations advice, guidance and help in responding to attacks. I encourage all to use its services. [Interruption.]"

The National Cyber Security Centre produces guidance for companies regarding cyber threats. It also has a 10 step guide for cyber security which can be found on their website here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/10-steps-cyber-security

In addition you can use their Cyber Essentials website to help you guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. You can view their website here: https://www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk/