Cybersecurity must top the UK’s agenda says report

14 Jul 2016

Cybersecurity must top the UK’s agenda says repo...

A report released by the Royal Society has suggested that the issue of cybersecurity must top the agenda for UK businesses and government.

“Digital systems are increasingly integrated into our lives and digital industries in the UK grew 32% faster than the rest of our economy between 2010 and 2014, but with technology developing at a spectacular pace, the security that protects us and our data is at times struggling to keep up.We need to maintain public trust in the systems we rely on. That means organisations need to invest more in cyber security, as well as demonstrate how secure they are to earn the trust of users,” said John McCanny, co-chair of The Royal Society working group that produced the report.

The Royal Society reports recognises that progress has been made in addressing the cybersecurity threat in the UK but warns that constant vigilance and improvement is needed.

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