UK Government unveils CERT UK
The Government has unveiled that the UK Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT UK) will form a key part of the UK’s cyber defence strategy. Please see the comment below from Martin Sutherland, Managing Director of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence welcoming the launch.
“The cyber threat is constantly evolving and presenting the security community with new challenges. Highly sophisticated groups of adversaries— whether criminal or state-sponsored— are becoming increasingly well organised and developing ever more complex tools with which to attack their targets. There has rarely been such a far-reaching menace with the ability to threaten every aspect of society—critical infrastructure, business, and the economy as a whole.
“In the face of this, it is vital that the government takes a strong lead and provides an efficient infrastructure that allows the security community to collaborate and share vital information. It’s only by working together that we will rise to the challenge the cyber threat presents and the establishment of CERT UK is a positive step forward, which emphasises the importance of effective incident response and information sharing to protect vital UK assets. CERT UK will also be valuable in increasing international collaboration on cyber incidents.
“To achieve these goals it’s essential that CERT UK develops a clear and effective model for industry engagement, both in terms of the private sector as a whole and cyber security suppliers specifically. We look forward to working closely with our partners in government, through our roles in the Cyber Incident Response Scheme and the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership, to ensure that the new infrastructure provide by CERT UK is as successful as possible.”