“The Strategy set out 48 measures of success but by July 2018 only 17 were being measured.”

The Cabinet Office’s National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) has failed to produce a detailed breakdown of exactly what it has spent and where, a report today from the National Audit Office (NAO) reiterated, urging improved transparency and external scrutiny.

Progress of the NCSP programme that runs from 2016-2012 is also being inadequately measured, the NAO found, saying that one-third (107) of the key performance indicators (KPIs) of success are currently not being measured, “either because the Department

has low confidence in the evidence underpinning a metric or it is planned as a future measure of performance.”

The report comes after the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy attacked the programme, saying “lack of transparency about such large sums of public money is of serious concern.”

NAO On National Cyber Security Programme

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