United Kingdom Edit
The UK Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA) (previously named the "Office of Cyber Security" ("OCS")) supports the Security Minister and the National Security Council in determining priorities in relation to securing cyberspace. The unit provides strategic direction and coordinates action relating to enhancing cyber security and information assurance in the UK.
The OCISA is responsible for:
- Providing a strategic direction on cyber security and information assurance for the UK including e-crime;
- Supporting education, awareness, training and education (for example, Get Safe Online and the Cyber Security Challenge);
- Working with private sector partners on exchanging information and promoting best practices.
- Ensuring that the UK's information and cyber security technical capability and operational architecture is improved and maintained;
- Working with the Office of the Government Chief Information Office (OGCIO) to ensure the resilience and security of government ICT infrastructures such as the Public Sector Network (PSN) and G-cloud;
- Engaging with international partners in improving the security of cyberspace and information security.
The OCSIA alongside the Cyber Security Operations Centre work with lead government departments and agencies such as the Home Office, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), CESG, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in driving forward the cyber security programme for U.K. government and give the U.K. the balance of advantage in cyberspace.