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ICT security costs money, but lack of it costs even more

The Cabinet Office has not yet established a clear role for itself in coordinating & leading departments’ efforts to protect their information, according to the National Audit Office.

The NAO report found that its ambition to undertake such a role is weakened by the limited information which departments collect on their security costs, performance and risks.  It also notes, however, that the UK Government has a strong international reputation in some areas of information security & digital government.

Protecting the information departments hold from unauthorised access or loss is a critical responsibility for departmental accounting officers.  Departments are, however, increasingly required to balance this responsibility with the need to make this information available to other public bodies, delivery partners, service users and citizens via new digital services.  And increasing dependencies between central government and the wider public sector mean that the traditional security boundaries have become blurred.

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