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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Computer Software

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL11907, tabled on 7 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their cyber security of the use of third-party digital services and software.

Answered on

21 January 2021

Her Majesty's Government is acutely aware of the cyber security risks associated with the use of third-party digital services and software. The contracting authority for the procurement of any such product or service is responsible for assessing and managing that risk.

The reported compromise is a complex, global cyber incident, and the Government is working with international partners to understand its scale and assess any UK impact. As the investigation into this incident is ongoing I cannot comment on any operational details.

The National Cyber Security Centre has published guidance on their website.

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Cabinet Office