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Business feedback called for on new national guidelines to protect against cyber threats 

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Views are being sought over a national code of practice being set up to help businesses and organisations manage the cyber risks they face. 

The Government is working to improve cyber resilience across the UK economy and ensure businesses and organisations have the tools and support to protect themselves against potential threats. 

The vast majority of organisations in the UK now rely on digital technologies to conduct business operations.  

And as the digital economy grows, so too do cyber threats, which are now a principal risk to many companies.  

As a result, the government is publishing a draft Cyber Governance Code of Practice to help businesses and organisations manage the cyber risks they face. 

The Code sets out the critical governance areas directors need to tackle in order to protect their organisations.  

The measures look to establish cyber security issues as a key focus for businesses, putting them on an equal footing with other threats like financial and legal pitfalls. 

As part of this, the Code recommends that directors set out clear roles and responsibilities across their organisations, boosting protections for customers and safeguarding their ability to operate safely and securely.   

It is designed to be simple to use, with the relevant information all in one place and it is for organisations of all sizes. 

Further information can be found by clicking here.

Anyone wishing to provide feedback on the draft Code can do so here. Responses need to be made by 11.59pm on Tuesday 19th March. 

Additionally, people can email their views to: [email protected] 

Or write to: 

Cyber Governance Call for Views  
Area 4/48  
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology  
100 Parliament Street  
SW1A 2BQ  

Nigel Pye

Experienced journalist with a 30-year career in the newspaper and PR industry and a proven record for breaking stories for the national and international press. Nigel is the Editor of Daily Focus and Head of Creative at i-creation. Other work includes scriptwriting, magazine and video production, crisis communications and TV and radio broadcasts.

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