Minimum Cyber Security Standard

This is a new minimum set of cyber security standards that government expects departments to adhere to and exceed wherever possible.

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The updated Cyber Standard is available.


The Minimum Cyber Security Standard

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This was developed in collaboration with government and NCSC.

Over time, the measures will be incremented to continually ‘raise the bar’, address new threats or classes of vulnerabilities and to incorporate the use of new Active Cyber Defence measures.

Published 25 June 2018
Last updated 25 June 2018 + show all updates
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