David Ferbrache, technical director in KPMG’s cyber security practice, comments on the Public Accounts Committee report highlighting the UK Government's rationalisation of cyber security roles and functions across Government. He said:
“The Public Accounts Committee report highlights the long overdue rationalisation of cyber security roles and functions across Government.
“The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) plays a vital role in defending the UK against State sponsored cyber-attacks, the militarisation of cyber space and an increasingly sophisticated organised cyber-crime threat.”
“The NCSC has made good progress in developing and implementing its cyber security strategy, but there is clearly a long way to go. There can be a natural tendency for governments to cloak discussions around security in secrecy but when it comes to cyber security, the best response is a community response that involves industry. The NCSC must be agile, flexible and unconventional – and it can only achieve that by drawing on talent from the community as a whole.”
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