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UK signs up to World Economic Forum Cyber Resilience Partnership

The Rt Hon William Hague MP and The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, The Foreign Secretary, has signed the World Economic Forum's new set of principles on Cyber Resilience on behalf of the UK Government.

The UK has joined over 70 companies and government bodies across 15 sectors and 25 countries to demonstrate their leadership and commitment to taking a responsible and collective approach to ensuring secure, resilient digital global networks. This step has been taken to enable our global economy to benefit from a digital environment which is safe yet open for all.

On signing the Cyber Resilience Principles, the Foreign Secretary said:

“We hope that signing the WEF Principles on Cyber Resilience will encourage business leaders all over the world to lead the way in creating shared principles for a resilient and thriving internet. The internet has a critical role to play as an engine and facilitator of economic growth. Cyberspace must be secure and reliable so that it is trusted as a medium for doing business but at the same time free and open to evolve and innovate naturally. Governments should support the key role of the private sector in creating a trusted and open place to do business both at home and abroad. The WEF principles will help us all – individuals, companies and governments - in our shared aim to promote a safe and secure digital environment to do business.”

More details about the World Economic Forum Partnering for Cyber Resilience initiative can be found here.

•Date: 29th Jan 2013 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Information security

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