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Testing of a new Cyber Governance Code of Practice for directors and senior leaders


The National Cyber Security Centre (‘NCSC’) is working with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (‘DSIT’) and Arculus who are conducting user testing of a new Cyber Governance Code of Practice (‘CoP’) for directors and senior leaders.

The purpose of the initiative is to understand how clear the code is, how easy it is to implement, and what additional resources or guidance might be needed prior to publication of the code. The code has been co-designed by government, industry leaders and the National Cyber Security Centre (‘NCSC’) and will form simple, actions-focused support. The aim is to make it easier for boards and directors of organisations of all sizes and sectors, private and public, to understand what actions they need to take to govern cyber security risks and improve their operational resilience.

They are looking for directors and/or board members from 25-30 organisations from different sectors and regions of the UK, primarily medium and large in size, to participate in this research during January and February 2024. They will be asked to implement proposed cyber governance principles within their organisation and provide feedback on their experience.

Participation is virtual and will involve:

  • A short briefing and introduction to the code.
  • A questionnaire to assess the organisation's maturity against the code at the beginning and end of the project.
  • Implementing proposed cyber governance principles within their organisation.
  • A workshop to understand their experience applying the code.

Their insight will be used to develop supporting resources and guidance, and further feedback may be requested during the project.

Taking part is completely confidential and participants do not need any specific technical or IT knowledge.

To take part please complete and return this short form:

You can find out more about the survey by following this link.






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