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Cabinet Office: Cyber Security Organisational Standards – call for evidence

The government intends to select and endorse an organisational standard that best meets the requirements for effective cyber risk management. There are currently various relevant standards and guidance, which can be confusing for organisations, businesses and companies that want to improve their cyber security. The government aims to offer clarity to the private sector, based on the standard that is selected. 

The government will shortly publish guidance to help organisations and groups prepare their evidence for submission.

Government published its Cyber Security Strategy in November 2011:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-security-strategy

This set out government’s intentions to encourage industry-led standards and guidance for organisations to manage the risk to their information, and to encourage companies that are good at managing information risk to make this a selling point for their business.

This call for evidence, and subsequent selection of a preferred standard, will help businesses identify what good cyber risk management looks like and select which organisational standard to invest in.

The deadline to send an expression of interest to submit evidence in support of a preferred standard is Monday 8 April 2013. Give the name of your industry body or group of companies and the name of the standard against which you intend to submit evidence.

Government will then publish guidance for submitting bodies by Tuesday 30 April 2013.

The final date for submitting evidence will be Monday 14 October 2013.

For further information on particular aspects of this call for evidence, contact cybersecurity@bis.gsi.gov.uk.

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