Business and government must work in tandem for UK to reach cyber maturity, says KPMG

Firms and government must unite to reach cyber maturity

Ken Hall, partner at KPMG’s cyber security practice, comments on Chancellor Osborne’s speech at GCHQ on cyber security:

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“The Chancellor’s announcement shows that cyber security has become a key part of the UK’s growth strategy. However UK businesses and Government need to work in partnership in order to ensure that a higher level of cyber maturity is reached.

“The National Cyber Centre will play a vital part in protecting UK business. However the Government can’t take full responsibility in protecting businesses. Industry needs to play its part by helping Government understand the realities of trying to secure complex legacy systems, while simultaneously chasing business opportunities in a rapidly evolving digital world.

“Whilst the funding is great news, upskilling members of the public and businesses will yield just as valuable results. Cyber security has become and must remain one of the Government’s main priorities.”

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