The cyber threat to UK Business 2016/17 Report (National Cyber Security Centre)

Foreword (Ciaran Martin – NCSC)

The new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is at the heart of the overnment’s strategy for making the UK the safest place to live and do business online. We are working to reduce the harm caused by cyber at- tacks against the UK by spearheading an ambitious programme of initiatives that will make the UK the hard- est target for potential adversaries. This work is underpinned by world-class research, staffed by someof the best

No single organisation can defend against the threat on its own and it is vital that we work together to understand the challenges we face. We can only properly protect UK cyberspace by working with others – with the rest of government, with law enforcement, the Armed Forces, our international allies and, crucially, with business and wider society. people in technology anywhere in the world.

In introducing this report, the first joint NCSC and National Crime Agency (NCA) Annual Threat Assessment, I want to acknowledge the outstanding contribution that law enforcement in general, and the NCA in particular, plays in detecting and deterring cyber attacks against the UK.

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The cyber threat to UK Business 2016/17 Report