Source : Sourcing Focus

UK Business Offered a Hand in Cyber Defence

Today the Cyber Highway scheme will be launched in the UK in an attempt to help UK business defend themselves against cyber threats. New research suggests that over 90% of UK firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the past 5 years. Companies can now track how suppliers are being approved for the official government stamp of approval for security standards, and businesses can also improve their own compliance through the platform. Lord Blunkett, former home secretary and now chairman of the company behind the scheme Cyber Essentials Direct said “Government departments now require suppliers bidding for particular contracts to be cyber essentials certified”.