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05-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Sir Iain Lobban, Director GCHQ, contributed an article entitled "Countering the cyber threat to business" for the Spring 2013 edition of the Institute of Directors Big Picture policy journal.

In the article, Director describes the nature and scale of the threat to businesses from cyberspace, why cyber security should be at the top of boards' agendas and the role GCHQ is playing in helping counter the threats.

The article acts as a foreword to some practical steps on how business leaders and boards can make their organisations safer from cyber attacks.

From the GCHQ press release, which has a link to the 4.9 Mb article (size is due to artwork, colour etc and is only sixteen pages):ow.ly/l66VP

02-26-2015, 08:27 PM
Slight update, as it's been years. They moved the pdf here http://www.gchq.gov.uk/press_and_media/news_and_features/Documents/directors_IoD_article.pdf

Also one of the two referenced URL items at the end of the PDF under "Further Resources" have also moved / been updated to this (as of this posting), to;

Re-Launch of '10 Steps to Cyber-Security' dated 16 Jan 2015

the other link, The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, is still the same (yay!)
It's reference to specific on the "Critical Controls", however can be found here (as of this posting)

Benevolent wishes to everyone's 2015
- blath

03-06-2016, 10:26 PM
Speaking at a trade event Alex Dewedney, director of cyber security at CESG :
I think the best way to sum up the challenge we face is that while we’ve done a lot over the past five years and spent quite a lot of money as a Government, particularly in those years of austerity we’ve been through, the bottom line is it hasn’t worked....I think we would be losing a lot more if we hadn’t done all the things we’ve done over the past five years.
So, don’t get me wrong. All of that has been worthwhile but there’s been something of a mantra in the UK that the solution to all of our problems is information sharing and public/private partnerships - that if we keep doing that then somehow it will magically cause improvement to happen.
That approach by itself is not sufficient.