Digital Dawn: Cyber Security Policy in the Wake of Political Change

Mike Maddison
CEO at NCC Group

In this bumper election year, the report offers new and existing governments a deeper understanding of how their counterparts in other areas of the world are tackling similar cyber security issues.

The findings explore:

Drawing from NCC Group’s insights and new research, which included commissioning polling from J.L. Partners to examine public opinion on cyber security issues and conducting interviews with key people from across the global cyber policy ecosystem, the report urges policymakers to establish long-term digital resilience.

NCC Group identifies five key policy areas it believes new and existing governments must prioritize to achieve this in practice:

1. 21st-century cyber laws that define responsibilities, harmonise rules, and are underpinned with proper enforcement.

2. Digital safety nets for small and medium-sized businesses and organisations, embedding security in the digital products and services they rely on.

3. Fortifying government defences by investing in public sector cyber resilience, building trust in government services, and leading by example.

4. Forging a cyber resilient population – promoting cyber literacy, developing cyber professionals, and updating cyber laws.

5. Long-term, evidence-driven policymaking structures.

Kat Sommer
Group Head of Government Affairs & Analysts Relations, NCC Group
CBN Advisory Board

Some of our key takeaways from the report include

Digital Dawn: Cyber Security Policy in the Wake of Political Change