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National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS)

Created:  01 Nov 2016
Updated:  01 Nov 2016
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The National Cyber Security Strategy sets out our plan to make Britain confident, capable and resilient in a fast-moving digital world

The vision for 2021 is that the UK is secure and resilient to cyber threats, prosperous and confident in the digital world.

  • DEFEND We have the means to defend the UK against evolving cyber threats, to respond effectively to incidents, to ensure UK networks, data and systems are protected and resilient. Citizens, businesses and the public sector have the knowledge and ability to defend themselves.
  • DETER The UK will be a hard target for all forms of aggression in cyberspace. We detect, understand, investigate and disrupt hostile action taken against us, pursuing and prosecuting offenders. We have the means to take offensive action in cyberspace, should we choose to do so.
  • DEVELOP We have an innovative, growing cyber security industry, underpinned by worldleading scientific research and development. We have a self-sustaining pipeline of talent providing the skills to meet our national needs across the public and private sectors. Our cutting-edge analysis and expertise will enable the UK to meet and overcome future threats and challenges.

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