Former MOD cyber chief: management too complacent about cyber threat

MoD's former head of cybersecurity says tone needs to be set from the top

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Senior executives need to set the correct tone from the top to tackle the cyber threat to their organisations, a conference was told today.

Jonathan Shaw, a cyber adviser at Digital Barriers and former head of the defence cybersecurity programme at the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), today told the Digital Threats 2013 conference in Brighton that leadership was key.

"If you mention cyber to most people they instantly switch off; they think it's a technical issue, they think it's for the IT

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