Ed Vaizey: ‘Good cyber security underpins entire economy’


September 22, 2015

The government has urged businesses to ensure that they’re protected against cyber attacks, citing figures which say 90 per cent of organisations suffered a security breach in the last year.

Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, urged businesses across the country to protect themselves against computer hacking and cyber crime by taking up the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme – an independent assessment that suppliers need to pass in order to bid for certain government contracts.

“Good cyber security underpins the entire digital economy – we need it to keep our businesses, citizens and public services safe. The UK is a world leader in the use of digital technologies but we also need to be a world leader in cyber security,” said Vaizey.

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