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Serious weaknesses in set-up of National Cyber Security Programme

15 March 2019

Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on today's National Audit Office report on the National Cyber Security Programme.

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Chair's comments

"Government's £1.3 billion flagship cyber security programme is yet another example of an important government programme launched without getting the basics right.

"There were serious weaknesses in its initial set up, undermining its contribution to government's overall cyber security strategy.

"The increasing cyber threat faced by the UK, and events such as the 2017 WannaCry attack, make it even more critical that the Cabinet Office take immediate action to improve its current programme and plan for safeguarding our cyber security beyond 2021."

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