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ISPA says that cyber security is “of paramount importance to ISPA members”, as the delivery of secure, high quality and reliable connectivity and online services is at the core of their business.

ISPA says that it facilitates regular discussions within its membership on cyber security through a dedicated working group and, as part of this, has called on members to review the specific technical requests and advice that forms part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Centre’s Active Cyber Defence programme. ISPA intends to further promote Active Cyber Defence through its own best practice guidance and by providing a continued platform for discussion. However, it says, feedback suggests that there is no single set of measures or approach to managing cyber security and specific technical measures may not always be appropriate for each and every ISP’s network. A collaborative and flexible approach is therefore key.

ISPA says that it applauds the Government for “stepping up its cyber security capabilities in a collaborative manner”, including the creation and role of the NCSC, which ISPA hopes will also lead to less duplication of reporting and a more streamlined approach amongst the various public sector organisations involved in the cyber security arena.

As with other areas, a partnership approach is most effective, ISPA says, with different stakeholders fulfilling their role where they are best placed to. This means government, law enforcement, internet companies, individual users, ISPs and others all playing their part in helping to raise awareness and protect and mitigate against threats. To read ISPA’s statement in full, click here.