UK government to refresh 10 Steps To Cyber Security

News by Doug Drinkwater

The British government is to amend its well-received '10 steps to cyber-security' guide within the next month, a senior civil servant has revealed.

Speaking at the Cyber Security Summit in London last week, Giles Smith, deputy director of cyber-security and resilience at BIS, said that plans were underway to refresh and republish the guide, which was first launched some three years ago to coincide with the government's £860 million Cyber Security Strategy.

A BIS spokesperson later told that the changes are minimal and have been made to accommodate new schemes such as Cyber Essentials.

“The “10 steps to cyber-security” guidance is being refreshed and the intention is to make the updated version available next month.  The changes take into account feedback received and we have simplified some of the presentation as well as highlighted a number of new cyber-security schemes and services, for example Cyber Essentials. There are no major changes to the detailed advice,” the spokesperson said.

The government is also updating its ‘Cyber Security Skills: A Guide for Business' document which details new courses on offer. The guide is to be updated by the end of the year.

The spokesman added that there would be a “bit of update on the presentation, plus inclusion of some new initiatives which have been launched since the original publication – eg the Cyber Security MOOC we did with the Open University.”

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