But experts caution against nation state hacking risks, and urge firms to get basics right
The UK government’s new Cyber Security Export Strategy has been welcomed by tech industry experts who believe it will help small businesses secure contracts with overseas buyers.
The plan, published by the Department for International Trade (DIT) yesterday, sets out to support the UK’s cyber security companies and small businesses as they look to grow, and make the UK a global leader in the fight against cybercrime.
Data protection CTO Jason Hart said he is happy to see the UK sharing its expertise, but stresses the need for businesses to get the ‘basics’ right to fully protect their valuable data.
“The UK has long been a cyber security leader, so it’s great to see some of this expertise being shared with other countries,” he said.
“With much of our world now connected by valuable data, hackers can easily access this data unless everyone gets the basics right when it comes to security.
“Businesses need to be protecting what matters by encrypting the data at its source and restrict access via identity controls. If the UK can help other nations follow these basic security principles then we’ll go some way to better protecting our valuable assets.”
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