To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on the UK's cyber security strategy since COP27; and if he will make a statement.
20 January 2023
The government continues to make progress on a wide range of commitments in the National Cyber Strategy 2022. This includes maintaining our focus on the heightened cyber threat linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and working to raise levels of cyber resilience, particularly across government and our critical national infrastructure. In November the government confirmed that the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations will be strengthened to protect essential and digital services against increasingly sophisticated and frequent cyber attacks both now and in the future.
In line with our ‘whole of society’ approach to implementing the Strategy, we have established the National Cyber Advisory Board. Co-chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Chief Information Officer at Lloyds Banking Group, Sharon Barber, the Board ensures that senior leaders from the private and third sectors challenge, support and inform the UK’s strategic approach to cyber.