On Tuesday, 23 January, the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) published a draft Cyber Governance Code of Practice (Code) to help directors and business leaders enhance their security defences. The Code was developed in collaboration with industry, cyber and governance experts, along with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Its primary objective is to ensure that organisations have detailed plans in place to respond to and recover from any potential cyber incidents. The Code comprises five overarching principles: risk management, cyber strategy, people, incident planning and response, and assurance and oversight, with relevant actions underneath each principle.
The government has launched a public consultation, which closes on 19 March 2024.
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