GCHQ Launches Twin-Track Approach to Cyber Incident Response Scheme

Following a pilot project aimed at providing UK government and business with an effective cyber incident response capability, GCHQ (in the form of CESG and CPNI) has launched two schemes: its own to focus on major business and critical infrastructure attacks, and a CREST-led scheme for everyone else.

Although the best defense will always be to prevent an attack from succeeding, in announcing the new initiatives Chloë Smith, the minister for cyber security said, “we also have to recognize that there will be times when attacks do penetrate our systems and organizations want to know who they can reliably turn to for help.” It is for these occasions that the new separate but related schemes have been established, so that any organization that is the victim of a cyber attack can immediately source the appropriate level of assistance.

SOURCE: infosecurity-magazine.com

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