Policy paper

The UK Cyber Security Strategy 2011-2016: annual report

The UK Cyber Security Strategy 2011-2016 final report looks at the impact and highlights of the programme since its launch.



From 2011 to 2016, the government funded a £860 million National Cyber Security Programme to deliver the strategy’s vision of ‘a vibrant, resilient and secure cyberspace’. The objectives of this programme aimed to:

  • make the UK one of the most secure places in the world to do business in cyberspace
  • make the UK more resilient to cyber attack and better able to protect our interests in cyberspace
  • help shape an open, vibrant and stable cyberspace that supports open societies
  • build the UK’s cyber security knowledge, skills and capability

This is the final report for the programme.

Matt Hancock has also given a written ministerial statement on the programme.

Published 14 April 2016