Cybercrime: Departmental Coordination:Written question - 275829

Asked by Jo Platt

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Asked on: 10 July 2019
Cabinet Office
Cybercrime: Departmental Coordination
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Minister or official is responsible for ensuring cross-governmental compliance with the Minimum Cyber Security Standard.
Answered by: Mr David Lidington
Answered on: 15 July 2019

I am accountable to Parliament for the National Cyber Security Strategy and the accompanying investment programme. I am also the lead Minister for the cyber resilience of the government sector.

The Government Chief Security Officer (GCSO) leads the Government Security Function, which seeks to build the capacity and capabilities of security professionals across UK government departments, covering physical, human and information security.

The GCSO is also Director General of the Government Security Group within the Cabinet Office, which is responsible for the oversight, coordination and delivery of protective security capabilities within all central government departments, their agencies and arms-length bodies.

The responsibility for security, including risk management and policy implementation, sits with the Accounting Officer and the executive board of each department.

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