Government strengthening cyber and information security

27 initiatives to to buff up protection

The government will today launch a national strategy to further strengthen cyber and information security via 27 initiatives.

The goal is to get Danish citizens and companies to continue to trust that the government will protect its data and ensure that Denmark remains a nation that can be safely invested in.

”In recent years, we have seen a number of cases involving authorities and distributors who haven't taken their task of keeping the Danes' data seriously enough,” Bjarne Corydon, the finance minister, said in a press release.

”So therefore it is essential that we get better at handling information security across the board – both the state and our distributors. You can never offer 100 percent protection, but we have pointed to a number of specific initiatives that can lead to us sleeping a little better at night.”

READ MORE: Insurance companies report dramatic increase in identity thefts

Revised in 2016
The government's new initiatives demand stricter requirements to the state-run authorities' ongoing work with information security – one of which will be tougher requirements in regards to complying with the international security standard ISO27001.

The effects of the 27 initiatives will be continuously evaluated, and the strategy will be revised in 2016 when further initiatives will be added.


Fact box:

The 27 initiatives are spread out across six key areas:

– The professionalisation and strengthening of IT supervision

– Clearer requirements for distributors

– strengthened cyber security and more knowledge on the subject

– Robust infrastructure in the energy and telecommunications sectors

– Denmark being a strong international partner

– Solid investigation and clear information for citizens, companies and authorities




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