Guernsey Launches Cybersecurity Strategy
by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
29 November, 2017
Guernsey's new cybersecurity strategy was recently unveiled by Mary Lowe, President of the island's Committee for Home Affairs.
The strategy describes the technology, processes, and safeguards used to protect the island's networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access.
Announcing the strategy, Lowe said: "Over the last couple of years, we have all become increasingly aware of the threat of cyber criminality, for example, the high-profile attack on the National Health Service; indeed the UK recognizes cybersecurity as a tier-one threat alongside things such as international terrorism."
"While Guernsey has a low crime rate, unfortunately cyber-crime doesn't recognize geographic boundaries. As we ensure Guernsey remains safe and secure for islanders and business, it is important that we have a strategy for dealing with this," said Lowe.
"This strategy sets clear goals and objectives along with timelines for them to be delivered. We will continue working with partners in both Jersey, the UK, and Europe - similar to how we collaborate on matters such as economic crime and anti-money laundering."
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