All organisations have a duty to ensure that the information they hold is kept secure. This is true of private sector companies, where data loss can result in a loss of customer confidence and falls in revenue. It is also important in public sector organisations, which citizens trust to keep their personal data safe.
The National Archives undertakes a large amount of work across government to encourage the sharing of best practice between departments and to help build more secure workplaces. This includes a programme of briefings we provide to government boards.
The message we pass on to departments is that senior managers play a vital role in driving the development of a cyber-secure culture across the entire organisation. We break down the responsibilities into these three steps. Continue reading »