Policy paper

National Cyber Strategy 2022

This strategy sets out the government’s approach to protecting and promoting the UK’s interests in cyberspace. It is our plan to ensure that the UK continues to be a leading responsible and democratic cyber power.

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National Cyber Strategy 2022 (PDF)

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National Cyber Strategy 2022 (large print PDF)

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Cyber is revolutionising the way we live our lives and our approach to national security.

That is why the UK is taking a new, comprehensive approach to strengthen its position as a responsible and democratic cyber power, able to protect and promote our interests in and through cyberspace.

This new National Cyber Strategy strengthens our cyber security so that we are able to pursue and promote our interests with confidence: it will keep us ahead of our adversaries and strengthen our ability to act in cyberspace, as well as our ability to influence and shape tomorrow’s technologies so they are safe, secure and open.

To do this the strategy is built around five core pillars:

  • Strengthening the UK cyber ecosystem, investing in our people and skills and deepening the partnership between government, academia and industry
  • Building a resilient and prosperous digital UK, reducing cyber risks so businesses can maximise the economic benefits of digital technology and citizens are secure online and confident that their data is protected
  • Taking the lead in the technologies vital to cyber power, building our industrial capability and developing frameworks to secure future technologies
  • Advancing UK global leadership and influence for a more secure, prosperous and open international order, working with government and industry partners and sharing the expertise that underpins UK cyber power
  • Detecting, disrupting and deterring our adversaries to enhance UK security in and through cyberspace, making more integrated, creative and routine use of the UK’s full spectrum of levers

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Published 15 December 2021
Last updated 7 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added a large print PDF of the National Cyber Strategy.

  2. First published.