An Overview of the UK, US and EU Cyber Security Status

How are we, or our governments prepared for Cyber Security?  Are there any commonalities? What does the future hold?

In undertaking this task, I’ve limited it to the United Kingdom, United States and  European Union.  I’m in no doubt that other countries are progressing with their own measures in the cyber arena, thus all are respected.

Having just discovered the news that; the majority – 72% – of cyber attacks on businesses in the UK actually originated in the UK, source IT Governance Blog.  This puts a different slant to this article, however let’s view the measures being taken.

United Kingdom

The government has taken the lead within the domestic  and international cyber security arena.  A pragmatic view has been taken on technical and organizational measures to be implemented.  The following link will take you to a rich policy document, with multiple avenues across its spectrum HM Government and equally supported by its technical arm at CESG.

Education in schools will be implementing a new computer science GCSE from Sep 2016, which will include cyber security, details are available here.

United States (US)

Under US Foreign Policy, a 12 point initiative namely the ‘The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative’, defines the requirements for addressing cyber security, details are available here.

Given the magnitude of the cyber threat, its multiple causations and the regulatory impact across the size of the US, I considered it was better to link as follows:

  • Homeland security – cybersecurity
  • US DoD Cyber Strategy
  • Whitehouse,

Albeit these are only three links, I have no doubt others will criticize this.  However, given its magnitude and proliferation the threat is enveloping cyber space, this is merely an overview.

European Union (EU)

It’s a fact that the EU has 28 member countries, the management of the Union inevitably brings issues to the table and none more so than cyber security.

Under the ‘Digital agenda for Europe’, a diverse insight is clearly placed and available here and dashboard here.

Amidst my research into this subject, a comprehensive overview for the EU for a statement of applicability please view here, with pages 8 and 9 stating their readiness.

Read the full article here.

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