[ISN] Cyber security an economic opportunity, says UK government

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240222633/Cyber-security-an-economic-opportunity-says-UK-government By Warwick Ashford ComputerWeekly.com 16 June 2014 “Cyber security should not be seen as a necessary evil,” says Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office. “It is a growth business in its own right and can be a strength for the UK,” he told the opening session of IA14, the government’s annual cyber security and information assurance event in London. This year’s event is focused on public-private partnerships around cyber security and is expected to include an announcement of a GCHQ pilot on sharing declassified information on cyber threats, and GCHQ plans to share declassified intellectual property to support new business ventures. Considering the UK is one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world, Maude said the UK not only needs to increase efforts to make the it one of the safest places in the world to do business, but also seize the opportunity that cyber presents for innovation, jobs and prosperity. […]