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The UK’s Minimum Cyber Security Standard: What You Need to Know

The UK’s Minimum Cyber Security Standard: What You Need to Know (Laws, Policy, Regulations)

Section 1 – ‘Departments shall put in place appropriate cyber security governance processes.’ Departments are obligated to have clear lines of responsibility and accountability to named individuals for the security of sensitive information and key operational services. Section 3 – ‘Departments shall identify and catalogue the key operational services they provide.’ Departments need to know and record what their key operational services are, what technologies and services their operational services rely on to remain available and secure, what other dependencies the operational services have (such as power, cooling, data and people) and the impact of loss of availability of the service. Section 4 – ‘The need for users to access sensitive information or key operational services shall be understood and continually managed.’ Departments need to understand and continually manage the need for users to access sensitive information or key operational services.

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