Her Royal Majesty The Queen opened the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London on the 13th February 2017, accompanied The Duke of Edinburgh and Chancellor Philip Hammond.
The NCSC is underpinned by £1.9 billion investment and is tasked with using the best data, skills and capabilities to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and work online.
IRM were delighted to be a part of the prestigious launch alongside other key partners to the NCSC. The message from Government was clear:
“We want to be at the centre of a new era of online opportunity and help people to feel as safe as possible when using technology to its fullest potential.” Ciaran Martin, CEO, NCSC.
Digital innovation holds few boundaries for both individuals and organisations – there is no end to the potential of how we communicate with each other, engage commercially or deliver public sector services. Yet with this world of opportunity comes risk, with information security now reaching board-level interest and front page news.
IRM has been helping industry and the public sector to defend themselves since 1998 and is fully committed its partnership with the NCSC to make the UK cyber-enabled economy the most secure in the world.
“As Chancellor I know how significant our digital sector is for the UK economy – worth over £118 billion per year. The fact is that the greater connectivity that will enable the development of the digital economy is also a source of vulnerability. And those who want to exploit that vulnerability have not been idle.” The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
So, as organisations move along the path of digital transformation, how does information security keep up without stunting innovation? Charles White, CEO of IRM provides some answers: