PwC comments on Public Accounts Committee statement on UK government cyber security approach

Published at 14:23 PM on 03 February 2017

In response to the Public Accounts Committee comments released today regarding the UK government's approach to cyber security, Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC commented:

"The government cannot be held solely responsible for defending the UK against cyber attacks, when much of the risk is held in the private sector too. Businesses must understand the cyber risk to their organisation and take strong protective action themselves.

"PwC's recent Global CEO Survey found that 97% of UK CEOs are currently addressing cyber breaches, well above the global average figure of 90%. But many UK organisations are struggling to move beyond building technical security controls to protect themselves, when in fact they need to be changing their businesses and operations to be innately more secure. Following these seven principles will help boards to effectively govern cyber security within their organisation.

"Only when both the public and private sector come together to tackle the increasing cyber risk will we really see an improvement in the overall security of the UK."




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