The government has called on businesses to offer their thoughts on what they would like to see in the country's forthcoming cyber security organisational standards, marking the latest stage in its ongoing Cyber Strategy.
The standards are a key part of the country's newly announced cyber strategy and are designed to help offer guidance to UK businesses on cyber security best practice.
"This call for evidence, and our subsequent selection of a preferred standard, will help businesses identify what good cyber risk management looks like and select which organisational standard to invest in," read the Gov.uk post."
There are currently various relevant standards and guidance, which can be confusing for organisations, businesses and companies that want to improve their cyber security.
"We aim to offer clarity to the private sector, based on the standard that we select and choose to promote."
Businesses will be able to send feedback and ideas for the standards up to 8 April, though evidence supporting their argument can be sent until 14 October.
The programme is one of many initiatives in the UK government's cyber strategy. The UK announced its new Cyber Strategy in 2011, pledging to invest £650m to help improve the country's defences.
Other Cyber Strategy initiatives mentioned in the report include investment to help create new e-Special Constables and a National Crime Agency (NCA), National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) and cyber reserves force.
Since being launched the overall effectiveness of the strategy has been questioned both by industry experts and the National Audit Office.
Both groups have warned that while a step in the right direction the UK government will have to invest more in educating the next generation of security professionals if it wants to protect itself from hackers.
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