Robust Cyber Security

Cyber security plays a crucial role in supporting economic growth and ensuring that Jersey continues to be a safe place to live and to do business.

Potential cyber security threats do not just affect data and systems in government and business, but also critical infrastructure, including emergency services, energy, health, transport and water.

To protect the Island, government will work with the private sector and the operators of our critical national infrastructure to incentivise investment in robust cyber security. Government itself must also be able to operate with confidence in the digital environment, be trusted to handle data and remain capable of protecting islanders’ privacy.

As society becomes more connected, we must also promote awareness of cyber security and ensure people know how to stay safe online. Government will expand and strengthen our network of international partners and, through Jersey’s leadership of the Small Island Nations Centre of Excellence for Research and Education (SINCERE), will continue to combat cybercrime.

Principles

Keep States of Jersey systems and information secure
Strengthen critical infrastructure against online threats
Ensure people are safe online by building cyber skills, knowledge and capability
Work with the private sector to improve security in Island businesses
Ensure appropriate cyber security legislation is in place and enhance international cooperation

Key Performance Indicators

  • An incident response mechanism agreed to by Government and industry by 2020
  • The completion of two biennial Island-wide reviews by 2020
  • Extension of the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber Crime to Jersey by 2018