20 Oct 2017

First Secretary of State marks first anniversary of the National Cyber Security Strategy

The First Secretary of State, Damian Green marked the first anniversary of the creation of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) by speaking at the landmark opening in Manchester of the new global headquarters of the NCC Group.

The NCSS was launched a year ago in response to the growing cyber security challenges and threats faced by the UK and to define the Government’s ambitions for the future.

As a part of the strategy, the government invested £1.9 billion in establishing the innovative National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Since its launch, the NCSC has responded to over 590 significant cyber incidents: providing support to victims, sharing information with intelligence and law enforcement, and setting up incident management structures to ensure essential services are up and running once incidents have occurred.

The First Secretary spoke at the headquarters of the NCC Group – a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation. The newly built headquarters in Manchester equipped with state of the art technology will employ more than 500 cyber security experts providing Britain’s and Europe’s largest companies with cyber security consultancy and cyber incident response.

Damian Green, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office said: “This Government is committed to tackling the growing threat of cyber security and will continue to invest in the future of our defence programme.

“The Government’s Cyber Schools programme aims to provide skills to nearly 6,000 young people in order to secure the UK’s position as a world leader in cyber security for generations to come.”

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