Wednesday 26 January 2022

*UKHotViewsExtra* Government Cyber Security Strategy: Key supplier takeaways

Government Cyber Security Strategy - Front CoverYesterday, the UK Government published its new Cyber Security Strategy (it can be found here). It is subtitled, ‘Building a cyber resilient public sector’.

The strategy follows both the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development & Foreign Policy (see National Security & Resilience: The role of science & technology), which highlighted the importance of national resilience and the central role of cybersecurity, and the National Cyber Strategy (see Government updates National Cyber Security strategy), which set out how the UK will “firmly establish itself as a democratic and responsible cyber power, able to protect and promote its interests as a sovereign nation in a world fundamentally shaped by technology”.

As we perused and absorbed the document, we had one key question in mind: ‘will the strategy alter the cybersecurity demand environment in the UK public sector for suppliers?’. To date, larger suppliers have welcomed an increasing number of small advisory opportunities in Whitehall as departments and agencies have sought to find their feet. But larger opportunities – focused on systems implementation or managed services activity – have often been elusive.

The new strategy sets out an agenda that will see a far greater emphasis on the public sector acting in unison and with greater coordination in order to tackle cybersecurity threats in a more efficient and effective way – at pace and at scale. Will this new approach lead to new dawn for cybersecurity suppliers keen to work with public sector organisations? Or will more frustration and disappointment be the order of the day?

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