Cyber Security Strategy

The UK National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) is a document produced by the Cabinet Office outlining the government's strategy relating to computer security.

For the European "cybersecurity strategy" see Network and Information Security Directive.


Announced the establishment of the Office of Cyber Security (OCS) and the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC).


Outlines plans for a National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) within the National Crime Agency, the Defence Cyber Operations Group, and a four-year National Cyber Security Programme for funding.

The December 2012 report on the strategy also announces the establishment of a UK CERT and a military "cyber" reserve.

The 2013 update includes the extension of the National Cyber Security Programme, and the creation of Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership.


A new National Cyber Security Strategy, to go through to March 2021, was announced in 2015[1] and published in November 2016[2].

Proposals included the 'national firewall' (IP address filtering, IP reputation, and routing controls) alluded to by the head of NCSC in October 2016.

A UK Cyber Security Council was announced in 2021.


A National Cyber Security Strategy for 2022-2025 was published in December 2021.