Government Departments: Cybercrime:Written question - 105431

Asked by Jon Trickett
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Cabinet Office
Government Departments: Cybercrime
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7589, whether the Minister has made an assessment of differences in risk levels to cyber security between Civil Service staff and staff working for private firms contracted to do work by the Government.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 16 October 2017

All roles with access to sensitive information or systems are risk assessed. Staff and
contractors are vetted to the appropriate level to manage these risks.

Contractors working for Government departments are subject to the same security
standards and training as civil servants depending on their access to government systems
and information. Basic cyber security awareness is an essential protection against attacks
such as email phishing and departments are already providing training for their staff and
contractors on this.

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