Countering the Cyber Threats to Business

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Created Date: 01 Jan 2013
Last Updated: 15 May 2013
Article in which Sir Iain Lobban, Director GCHQ, 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.



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Document overview

Sir Iain Lobban published this article in the Spring 2013 edition of the Institute of DirectorsBig Picture policy journal.

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

The introduction to the article says: "Cyber security is a corporate-level risk that all boards, in both the private and public sectors, need to own directly. Sir Iain Lobban, Director of GCHQ, describes the scale of the cyber threat facing businesses and outlines 10 key steps to improving organisations’ online security".