The ECSEPA team, with the support of the Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS), delivered a policy-focused session during the two-day event, titled: ‘ECSEPA Project: Policy Challenges in UK Cyber Resilience Building’.
The session drew on ECSEPA project findings to highlight the complexity of the cybersecurity policy landscape and informational issues in policymaking. The coping mechanisms employed by the policy community in their evaluation of cybersecurity evidence are discussed, along with suggestions for how research can better support policymaking.
The event was organised as part of the UK National Cyber Security Programme – Local, in collaboration with the UK Cabinet Office, Local Government Association, National Cyber Security Centre, and a range of local authorities. The Consultation examined the emerging lessons that can inform local leaderships to bring localities to work in step with the wider aspirations of the UK National Cyber Security Strategy and the Local Digital Declaration cyber commitment.